From ZooTerms (Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology)
Revision as of 09:27, 17 September 2013 by Andreas Plank
cortex (noun; plural cortices; adjective cortical; Latin cortex, bark): 1. The outermost covering layer of a structure.
2. (Porifera) The ectosome when thick and gelatinous or fibrous, or packed with spicules of a special type.