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Cortex a Latin word meaning, bark, rind, or tree; in botany the term cortex (plural cortices) means, the outer tissue regions of a thallus (with or without an enclosing epidermis) that contains photosynthetic pigments and is usually characterized by a dense compacting of its component elements that may be either cellular or filamentous

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