One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a cortex, bark, or rind.
- ‘Bony erosion occurs in chronic cases and tends to be periarticular, well corticated and have a thin overhanging edge.’
- ‘In the oblique foot view in image 49, it appears more corticated than the original lateral view.’
- ‘The main axis is polysiphonous and corticate with simple monosiphonous lateral branches arranged spirally around the main axes.’
- ‘The fruit is smooth, compressed, elliptic, somewhat solid and corticate.’
- ‘The Ogallala quartzite and other local flakes tend to be substantially larger, thicker, and heavier; have wider, frequently corticate platforms; and retain a greater percentage of cortex coverage on their dorsal faces.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin corticatus, from cortex, cortic- ‘bark’.
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