AskDefine | Define decorticate

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decorticate

Verb

1 remove the outer layer of; "decorticate a tree branch"
2 remove the cortex of (an organ)

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Etymology

Verb

  1. To peel or remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from something
  2. To surgically remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ etc
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