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decorticate

[ dee-kawr-ti-keyt ]
/ di藞k蓴r t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路cor路ti路cat路ed, de路cor路ti路cat路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

1605鈥15; <Latin d膿cortic膩tus (past participle of d膿cortic膩re to peel), equivalent to d膿-de- + cortic膩tus having bark, shell; see corticate

OTHER WORDS FROM decorticate

de路cor路ti路ca路tor, nounun路de路cor路ti路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decorticate

decorticate
/ (di藧藞k蓴藧t瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to remove the bark or some other outer layer from
surgery to remove the cortex of (an organ or part)

Derived forms of decorticate

decortication, noundecorticator, noun

Word Origin for decorticate

C17: from Latin d膿cortic膩re, from de- + -cortic膩re, from cortex bark
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