- 1 (often as adjective decorticated) • technical Remove the bark, rind, or husk from: decorticated peanutsMore example sentences
- All three available specimens are mostly decorticated or incomplete.
- Analyses were performed on decorticated seeds or meats.
- 2Subject to surgical decortication.More example sentences
- 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.
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- Of or relating to an animal that has had the cortex of the brain removed or separated.More example sentences
- 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.
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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