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de·cor·ti·cate

 (dē-kôr′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. de·cor·ti·cat·ed, de·cor·ti·cat·ing, de·cor·ti·cates
1. To remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from; peel.
2. To remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of (an organ or structure).

[Latin dēcorticāre, dēcorticāt- : dē-, de- + cortex, cortic-, bark, rind; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

de·cor′ti·ca′tion n.
de·cor′ti·ca′tor n.

decorticate

(diːˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪt)
vb
1. (Botany) (tr) to remove the bark or some other outer layer from
2. (Surgery) surgery to remove the cortex of (an organ or part)
[C17: from Latin dēcorticāre, from de- + -corticāre, from cortex bark]
deˌcortiˈcation n
deˈcortiˌcator n

de•cor•ti•cate

(diˈkɔr tɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from.
2. to remove the cortex from surgically, as an organ or structure.
[1605–15; < Latin dēcorticātus, past participle of dēcorticāre to peel]
de•cor`ti•ca′tion, n.
de•cor′ti•ca`tor, n.

decorticate


Past participle: decorticated
Gerund: decorticating

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decorticate - remove the outer layer of; "decorticate a tree branch"
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
2.decorticate - remove the cortex of (an organ)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

decorticate

verb
To remove the skin of:
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The substrates upon which each lichen was growing were also noted: terricolous (clay or soil), saxicolous (concrete, dolomite, or granite), corticolous (the bark of trees or shrubs), lignicolous (wood or decorticate logs) or other (rusted metal, animal bones, fungi, mosses, etc.
Viala and Freton (1983) and Viala (1986) observed that direct central (subcortical and spinal areas) interactions do exist between the respiratory and the locomotor rhythms in decorticate rabbits.
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