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Meaning of DECORTICATE

Pronunciation:  dee'kortu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  surgically remove the cortex of (an organ)
  2. [v]  remove the outer layer of; "decorticate a tree branch"
 

DECORTICATE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: remove, strip, take, take away, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cor"ti*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Decorticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorticating}.] [L.
decorticatus, p. p. of decorticare to bark; de- + cortex
bark.]
To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to
peel; to hull. ``Great barley dried and decorticated.''
--Arbuthnot.

 

 

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