Excorticate Ex*cor"ti*cate, v. t. [L. ex out, from + cortex, corticis, bark.] To strip of bark or skin; to decorticate. [Obs.] ``Excorticate the tree.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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  • excorticate — /eks kawr ti kayt /, v.t., excorticated, excorticating. decorticate. [1375 1425 for earlier adj. sense; 1650 60 for current sense; late ME excorticat hulled < LL excorticatus, ptp. of excorticare to peel. See EX 1, CORTEX, ATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • excorticate — v. strip of bark or skin; husk; remove the peel; decorticate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excorticate — ex·cor·ti·cate …   English syllables

  • excorticate — /əksˈkɔtəkeɪt/ (say uhks kawtuhkayt), /ɛks / (say eks ) verb (t) (excorticated, excorticating) to remove the mark, husk or outer covering from; decorticate. {ex 1 + Latin cortic , stem of cortex bark + ate1} –excortication /əkskɔtəˈkeɪʃən/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • excorticate — (ˈ)ek|skȯ(r)d.əˌkāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Latin excorticatus, past participle of excorticare, from Latin ex ex (I) + cortic , cortex bark more at cortex : decorticate …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell — Synonyms and related words: Eustachian tube, L, R, acting area, aim at, alveolation, alveolus, ante up, antrum, anvil, apron, apron stage, armadillo shell, armature, armor, armor plate, armpit, atom, atomic model, attack, auditory apparatus,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • skin — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. flay, peel, decorticate; Slang, fleece, cheat. See divestment, stealing. n. integument, cuticle, dermis, epidermis; pelt, hide; rind; veneer, plating, lamina; parchment. See covering. II (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • peel — v 1. skin, pare, decorticate, excorticate, flay, scale, hull, bark; shell, husk, shuck; strip, denude, excoriate. 2.(of skin, bark, etc.) come off, detach, separate, split; exfoliate, Pathol. desquamate, shed, slough, molt, exuviate, flake.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • shell — n 1. hard outer covering, hard case, Anat., Zool. theca, casing, coat, coating, incrustation, sheathing, sheath; envelope, wrapper, capsule, cloak, jacket; casement, housing, protection; carapace, shield, Zool. test, (pi.) exuviae; integument,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • skin — n 1. integument, epidermis, cuticle, scarf skin, Anat. corium, derma, cutis; hide, pelt, jacket, fleece, fell, fur, leather, vellum, shagreen; slough, Pathol. desquamation, exuviae. 2. rind, peel, Bot. epicarp, hull, bark, cortex, shell, husk;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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