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Substantia corticalis

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noun, plural: cortical bones

Latin name for cortical substance, which may refer to:


(1) The outermost or superficial layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as kidney or brain.

(2) The osseous tissue that forms the outermost layer of bones.


Synonym: cortical bone, cortical substance.
Compare: cancellous bone.
See also: osseous tissue.