decorticate *skin, peel, pare, flay

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  • Decorticate — De*cor ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decorticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorticating}.] [L. decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de + cortex bark.] To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull. Great barley… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decorticate — (v.) 1610s, from L. decorticatus, pp. of decorticare to strip of bark, from DE (Cf. de ) (see DE (Cf. de )) + stem of cortex bark of a tree (see CORTEX (Cf. cortex)). Related: Decortication …   Etymology dictionary

  • decorticate — [dē kôr′ti kāt΄] vt. decorticated, decorticating [< L decorticatus, pp. of decorticare < de , from + cortex, bark: see CORTEX] to remove the bark, husk, or peel from decortication n. decorticator n …   English World dictionary

  • decorticate — de·cor·ti·cate ( )dē kȯrt ə .kāt vt, cat·ed; cat·ing to remove all or part of the cortex from (as the brain) de·cor·ti·cate .kāt, kət adj lacking a cortex and esp. the cerebral cortex <experiments with decorticate cats> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • decorticate rigidity — an abnormal body posture indicative of a lesion in the cerebral hemispheres or disruption of the corticospinal tracts; the patient has bilateral adduction of the shoulders, pronation and flexion of the elbows and wrists, and extension, internal… …   Medical dictionary

  • decorticate — transitive verb see decortication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decorticate — v.t. [L. de, away from; cortex, bark] To divest of the exterior coating; deprived of the cortex or outer coat. decticous adj. [Gr. dektikos, biting] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having functional mandibles in the puparium, cell, or cocoon; see… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • decorticate — decorticator, n. /dee kawr ti kayt /, v.t., decorticated, decorticating. 1. to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from. 2. Surg. to remove the cortex from (an organ or structure). [1605 15; < L decorticatus (ptp. of decorticare to peel),… …   Universalium

  • decorticate — verb a) To peel or remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from something b) To surgically remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous …   Wiktionary

  • decorticate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To remove the skin of: pare, peel, scale1, skin, strip1. See PUT ON …   English dictionary for students

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