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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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Surface mostly decorticate, whitish and rather smooth, with scattered ca.
Arthonia caesia (Flotow) Korber Common on decorticate logs and on the lower trunks and limbs of a variety of trees including Acer saccharum (#1622).
Candelaria concolor (Dickson) Stein Common on the pads of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa (#1855)), rusted metal, weathered asphalt, wood, granite, concrete, dolomite, calcareous gravel, decorticate logs and on the trunks and lower limbs of a variety of trees including Maclura pomifera (#1634) and Ulmus americana (#1630).
Hale Common on decorticate logs and on the lower limbs and trunks of Carya ovata, Crataegus mollis (#1618), Fraxinus pennsylvanica var.
Parmelia sulcata Taylor Common on decorticate logs and wooden fence posts, and on the trunks and limbs of a variety of trees including Gleditsia triacanthos (#1624).
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate branch of Juniperus virginiana, Ladd 16475.
This is a common but often overlooked lignicolous lichen that blends in with the decorticate logs on which it typically grows.
BROWN County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on decorticate Populus log in open woodland, Ladd 16362.
He rapidly progressed to mutism, and decorticate posturing with myoclonic movements in all four limbs.
Finally, the disease progresses to complete mental and physical dysfunction, epileptic seizures, and decorticate posturing (Wallace).
For a text which carefully decorticates the epistemological hubris of all the main characters, this edition of Wieland leaves very little of the novel's meanings to the reader's imagination.