or cor·ti·cat·ed

[kawr-ti-kit, -keyt or kawr-ti-key-tid]


having a cortex.

Origin of corticate

1840–50; < Latin corticātus, equivalent to cortic- (stem of cortex) cortex + -ātus -ate1
Related formscor·ti·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cortication


corticated (ˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪtɪd)


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

Word Origin for corticate

C19: from Latin corticātus covered with bark
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