Dictionary.com

corticate

[ kawr-ti-kit, -keyt ]
/ ˈkɔr tɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt /
Save This Word!

adjective

having a cortex.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also cor·ti·cat·ed [kawr-ti-key-tid] /ˈkɔr tɪˌkeɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of corticate

1840–50; <Latin corticātus, equivalent to cortic- (stem of cortex) cortex + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM corticate

cor·ti·ca·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for corticate

British Dictionary definitions for corticate

corticate

corticated (ˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪtɪd)

/ (ˈkɔːtɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt) /

adjective

(of plants, seeds, etc) having a bark, husk, or rind

Derived forms of corticate

cortication, noun

Word Origin for corticate

C19: from Latin corticātus covered with bark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK