decorticate

Definitions of decorticate
  1. verb
    remove the cortex of (an organ)
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  2. verb
    remove the outer layer of
    decorticate a tree branch”
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    type of:
    strip
    remove the surface from
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