[kawr-teks] /ˈkɔr tɛks/
noun, plural cortices
[kawr-tuh-seez] /ˈkɔr təˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
Mycology. the surface tissue layer of a fungus or lichen, composed of massed hyphal cells.
noun (pl) -tices (-tɪˌsiːz)
(anatomy) the outer layer of any organ or part, such as the grey matter in the brain that covers the cerebrum (cerebral cortex) or the outer part of the kidney (renal cortex)
1650s, “outer shell, husk,” from Latin cortex “bark of a tree” (see corium). Specifically of the brain, first recorded 1741.
cortex cor·tex (kôr’těks’)
n. pl. cor·tex·es or cor·ti·ces (-tĭ-sēz’)
corticectomy cor·ti·cec·to·my (kôr’tĭ-sěk’tə- mē) n. See topectomy.
/ˈkɒzmɔɪd/ adjective 1. (of the scales of coelacanths and lungfish) consisting of two inner bony layers and an outer layer of cosmine
[koz-mol-uh-jee] /kɒzˈmɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom. 2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe. […]
noun, Philosophy. 1. an argument for the existence of God, asserting that the contingency of each entity, and of the universe composed wholly of such entities, demands the admission of an adequate external cause, which is God. noun 1. (philosophy) one of the arguments that purport to prove the existence of God from empirical facts […]