decortication

decortication

[dee-kawr-ti-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of decorticating.
2.
Also, decortization [dee-kawr-tuh-zey-shuhn] . Surgery. the removal of the cortex, the enveloping membrane, or a fibrinous covering from an organ or structure.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin dēcorticātiōn- (stem of dēcorticātiō) the act of peeling off bark. See decorticate, -ion

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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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decortication de·cor·ti·ca·tion (dē-kôr'tĭ-kā'shən)
n.
The removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ or a structure.


de·cor'ti·cate' v.
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