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decorticate

(dē-kôr′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. decorti·cated, decorti·cating, decorti·cates
1. To remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from; peel.
2. To remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of (an organ or structure).

de·cor′ti·ca′tion n.
de·cor′ti·ca′tor n.
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Lignicolous substrates included materials such as weathered wood (11 species) and decorticate logs (10).
He had this extraordinary gift of being able to decorticate a work of art through lantern slides at the time, with a great many details.
It combines decorticate and withdrawal responses, a difference Dr.
Scarr views the newborn infant as something less than human: "[T]heir brains are Jell-O and their memories akin to those of decorticate [skinless] rodents," she asserted in a 1987 interview with the New York Times.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate log of Populus deltoides, Ladd 16412B.
For example, cats rendered decorticate neonatally are capable of complex social behaviors and of learning stimulus discrimination coupled to an adaptive motor performance, in contrast to the more severe deficits of adult-lesioned animals.
Glasgow Coma Scale Eye-opening Opens eves spontaneously 4 points response Opens eyes in response to voice 3 points Opens eyes in response 2 points to painful stimuli Does not open eyes 1 point Verbal orientated, converses normally 5 points response Confused, disorientated 4 points conversation, but able to answer basic questions Inappropriate responses, 3 points words discernible Incomprehensible speech 2 points Makes no sounds I point Motor Obeys commands for movement 6 points response Purposeful movement 5 points to painful stimulus Withdraws from pain 4 points Abnormal (spastic) flexor 3 points response to painful stimuli, decorticate posture Extensor response to painful 2 points stimuli, decerebrate posture Makes no movements 1 point Table III.
The growth form of each lichen was determined: foliose (leaf-like), crustose (crust-like) or fruticose (shrub-like) as well as the substrate: saxicolous (growing on concrete, dolomite or granite), corticolous (growing on the bark of trees or shrubs), lignicolous (growing on wood or decorticate logs) or other (growing on steel, paint, fiberglass, fungi, etc.
He required complete ventilator support, his pupils remained dilated and fixed, and his only response to stimuli was decorticate or decerebrate posturing.