decorticate

transitive verb
de·​cor·​ti·​cate | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌkāt How to pronounce decorticate (audio) \
decorticated; decorticating

Medical Definition of decorticate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

decorticate

adjective
de·​cor·​ti·​cate | \ -ˌkāt How to pronounce decorticate (audio) , -kət How to pronounce decorticate (audio) \

Medical Definition of decorticate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Decorticate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decorticate. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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