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1technical Remove the bark, rind, or husk from.
peel, remove, take off, flake, scrape, scratch, shave, abrade, rub, clear, cleanView synonyms
- ‘All three available specimens are mostly decorticated or incomplete.’
- ‘Analyses were performed on decorticated seeds or meats.’
2Subject to surgical decortication.
- ‘An area 13 mm wide by 25 mm long was gently decorticated.’
- ‘And when they put a decorticated cat in a cage with other cats, it was as though the healthy cats thought of it as dead.’
(of an animal) having had the cortex of the brain removed or separated.
- ‘The terminal illness is characterised by deep coma and decerebrate or decorticate posturing.’
- ‘She was found to have a reduced level of consciousness, posturing consistent with a decorticate state, and unequal pupils.’
- ‘The patient's condition continued to deteriorate, with decorticate posturing to painful stimuli.’
- ‘Generalized tonic seizures may mimic decerebrate and decorticate posturing.’
Early 17th century: from Latin decorticat- stripped of its bark, from the verb decorticare, from de- (expressing removal) + cortex, cortic- bark.
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