koniocortex
Regions of the cerebal cortex characterized by a particularly well developed inner granular layer (layer 4); this type of cerebral cortex is represented by the primary sensory area 17 of the visual cortex, areas 1 to 3 of the somatic sensory cortex, and area 41 of the auditory cortex. SEE ALSO: cerebral cortex. [G. konis, dust, + L. cortex, bark]

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ko·nio·cor·tex .kō-nē-ō-'kȯr-.teks n granular-appearing cerebral cortex esp. characteristic of sensory areas

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ko·nio·cor·tex (ko″ne-o-korґteks) [Gr. konis dust + cortex, so called because of the large number and small size of the granular cells] the cortex of the sensory areas of the brain that have particularly many prominent granule cells in layers II and IV; called also granular cortex.

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