de-corticate

decorticate

[dee-kawr-ti-keyt]
verb (used with object), decorticated, decorticating.
1.
to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from.
2.
Surgery. to remove the cortex from (an organ or structure).

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin dēcorticātus (past participle of dēcorticāre to peel), equivalent to dē- de- + corticātus having bark, shell; see corticate

decorticator, noun
undecorticated, adjective
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decorticate (diːˈkɔːtɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to remove the bark or some other outer layer from
2.  surgery to remove the cortex of (an organ or part)
 
[C17: from Latin dēcorticāre, from de- + -corticāre, from cortex bark]
 
decorti'cation
 
n
 
de'corticator
 
n

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decorticate
1610s, from L. decorticatus, pp. of decorticare "to strip of bark," from de- + stem of cortex "bark of a tree."
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