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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- in Indo-European roots.]

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


the process of stripping off or removing the cortex or outer layer.
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Noun1.decortication - removal of the outer covering of an organ or part
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"


n. decorticación, excisión del tejido cortical de un órgano o estructura.
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Ballmer FT, Lambert SM, Hertel R: Decortication and plate osteosynthesis for nonunion of the clavicle.
All products from the different stages of the chaine operatoire (debris, cores, flakes, tools) are cortical: a specific decortication phase of the core did not exist.
On day 25, persistent, loculated pleural effusions--which were thought to be a source of a continually elevated white blood cell count and which could not be drained by multiple thoracostomy incisions--required left video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with decortication.
In particular, decortication equipment for r sunflower seed is needed in order to achieve efficient levels of oil extraction and high quality oil meals.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for symptomatic renal cyst decortication using a homemade glove port device: Initial experience.
The premises intended for use bar-cafeteria, located inside of the property mentioned above, are equipped with the preparation of environments, areas of distribution, the hall of consummation, the room used as a dressing room and toilet; are, without some of the equipment, decortication, of additional fittings and furnishings, which will be borne by the contracting company.
On en assez parle, mais il semble que, cette fois-ci, le debat academicien, en decortication approfondie de tous ses parametres, serait d'un apport indeniable sur cette ressource a plusieurs teneurs.
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The two flour production methods (grit non-soaking and grit soaking methods) had common initial unit operations which were cleaning, tempering, and decortication to obtain the maize grits.
Patients with PPE not requiring thoracocentesis or surgical decortication were excluded, as were cases with PF analysis consistent with a transudate.