Definition of corticate in English:

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corticate

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdəkāt/
/ˈkôrdəkət/

adjective

Botany
Having a cortex, bark, or rind.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

cortication

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrtəˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Care should be taken to check for cortication.
  • This is due to a special pattern of cortication found in Ceramium and related genera.
  • On casual observation may not obviously be a Polysiphonia species due to cortication masking the siphons from view.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin corticatus, from cortex, cortic- 'bark'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cor·ti·cate

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