(noun) removal of the outer covering of an organ or part

Source: WordNet® 3.1


decortication (countable and uncountable, plural decortications)

The removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of anything

Source: Wiktionary

De*cor`ti*ca"tion, n. Etym: [L. decorticatio: cf. F. décortication.]

Definition: The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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“Coffee, the favorite drink of the civilized world.” – Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States

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