[ dee-kawr-ti-keyt ]
/ diˈkɔr tɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), de·cor·ti·cat·ed, de·cor·ti·cat·ing.
to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from.
Surgery. to remove the cortex from (an organ or structure).
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Origin of decorticate
OTHER WORDS FROM decorticatede·cor·ti·ca·tor, nounun·de·cor·ti·cat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decorticate
/ (diːˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪt) /
(tr) to remove the bark or some other outer layer from
surgery to remove the cortex of (an organ or part)
Derived forms of decorticatedecortication, noundecorticator, noun
Word Origin for decorticate
C17: from Latin dēcorticāre, from de- + -corticāre, from cortex bark
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