[ 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).
Words nearby decorticate
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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