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decorticate

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transitive verb de·cor·ti·cate \(ˈ)dē-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of decorticate

decorticated

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decorticating

  1. :  to remove all or part of the cortex from (as the brain)


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decorticate

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adjective de·cor·ti·cate \-ˌkāt, -kət\

Medical Definition of decorticate

  1. :  lacking a cortex and especially the cerebral cortex experiments with decorticate cats


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