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The type of cortex that is found mainly in the hippocampus and that evolved in humans earlier than any other part of the human cerebral cortex. Also spelt archicortex or archecortex. Also called the archaepallium or archipallium. See also neocortex. Compare mesocortex, palaeocortex. [From Greek archaios ancient, from arche beginning + Latin cortex bark or outer layer]

Subjects: Psychology.

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