Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Gray Matter

Outermost layer of the cerebral cortex of the cerebrum of the brain; nonmyelinated nerve tissue. Gray’s Anatomy: name by which Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray is best known. First published in 1858, it is frequently updated, still in print and is a standard reference work in gross human anatomy for physicians, anatomists, and physical anthropologists. It contains over 200 original illustrations.

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