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transitive verb

de·​cor·​ti·​cate (ˈ)dē-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌkāt How to pronounce decorticate (audio)
decorticated; decorticating
: to remove all or part of the cortex from (as the brain)


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de·​cor·​ti·​cate -ˌkāt How to pronounce decorticate (audio) -kət How to pronounce decorticate (audio)
: lacking a cortex and especially the cerebral cortex
experiments with decorticate cats

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“Decorticate.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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