Cortex vs Medulla - What's the difference?

cortex | medulla |


As nouns the difference between cortex and medulla

is that cortex is cortex while medulla is the soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.

cortex

English

(wikipedia cortex)

Noun

  • (countable, anatomy) The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.
  • (uncountable, botany) The tissue of a stem or root that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.
  • Derived terms

    * cortical * cerebral cortex * prefrontal cortex

    medulla

    English

    Noun

  • The soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.
  • (anatomy) The inner substance of various organs and structures, especially the marrow of bones.
  • (anatomy) The medulla oblongata.
  • (botany) The internal tissue of a plant.
  • Derived terms

    * medullar * medullary * medulloblastoma ----