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Cortex vs. Vortex

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  • Cortex (noun)

    The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.

  • Cortex (noun)

    The tissue of a stem or root that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.

  • Vortex (noun)

    A whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column.

  • Vortex (noun)

    Anything that involves constant violent or chaotic activity around some centre.

  • Vortex (noun)

    Anything that inevitably draws surrounding things into its current.

  • Vortex (noun)

    A supposed collection of particles of very subtle matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a sun or planet; part of a Cartesian theory accounting for the formation of the universe, and the movements of the bodies composing it.

  • Vortex (noun)

    Any of numerous species of small Turbellaria belonging to Vortex and allied genera.

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  • Cortex (noun)

    the outer layer of the cerebrum (the cerebral cortex), composed of folded grey matter and playing an important role in consciousness.

  • Cortex (noun)

    an outer layer of another organ or body part such as a kidney (the renal cortex), the cerebellum, or a hair.

  • Cortex (noun)

    an outer layer of tissue immediately below the epidermis of a stem or root.

  • Vortex (noun)

    a whirling mass of fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind

    "a swirling vortex of emotions"

    "we were caught in a vortex of water"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cortex (noun)

    Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.

  • Cortex (noun)

    Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.

  • Cortex (noun)

    The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.

  • Vortex (noun)

    A mass of fluid, especially of a liquid, having a whirling or circular motion tending to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of the circle, and to draw in towards the center bodies subject to its action; the form assumed by a fluid in such motion; a whirlpool; an eddy.

  • Vortex (noun)

    A supposed collection of particles of very subtile matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a sun or a planet. Descartes attempted to account for the formation of the universe, and the movements of the bodies composing it, by a theory of vortices.

  • Vortex (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of small Turbellaria belonging to Vortex and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cortex (noun)

    the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum

  • Cortex (noun)

    the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

  • Vortex (noun)

    the shape of something rotating rapidly

  • Vortex (noun)

    a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)

Princeton's WordNet

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