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decorticate

[ dee-kawr-ti-keyt ]

verb (used with object)

, de·cor·ti·cat·ed, de·cor·ti·cat·ing.
  1. to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from.
  2. Surgery. to remove the cortex from (an organ or structure).


decorticate

/ diːˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪt /

verb

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


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Derived Forms

  • deˈcortiˌcator, noun
  • deˌcortiˈcation, noun
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Other Words From

  • de·corti·cator noun
  • unde·corti·cated adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of decorticate1

1605–15; < Latin dēcorticātus (past participle of dēcorticāre to peel), equivalent to dē- de- + corticātus having bark, shell; corticate
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Word History and Origins

Origin of decorticate1

C17: from Latin dēcorticāre, from de- + -corticāre, from cortex bark

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