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decortication

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noun de·cor·ti·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌkȯr-tə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of decortication

  1. 1 :  the act or process of removing the outer coverings (as bark or husks) from something (as fiber or seed)

  2. 2 :  the surgical removal of the outer layer or covering of an organ or structure (as the brain or a kidney)

decorticate

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈkȯr-tə-ˌkāt\ transitive verb

decorticator

play \-ˌkā-tər\ noun


Origin and Etymology of decortication

Latin decortication-, decorticatio, from decorticare to remove the bark from, from de- + cortic-, cortex bark — more at cuirass


First Known Use: circa 1623


Medical Dictionary

decortication

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noun de·cor·ti·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌkȯrt-i-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of decortication

  1. :  the surgical removal of the cortex of an organ, an enveloping membrane, or a constrictive fibrinous covering <the decortication of a lung>




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