decortication

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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- in Indo-European roots.]

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

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"
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de·cor·ti·ca·tion

n. decorticación, excisión del tejido cortical de un órgano o estructura.
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