decorticate

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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.