Definition of Decortication

1. Noun. Removal of the outer covering of an organ or part.




Definition of Decortication

1. n. The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.

Definition of Decortication

1. Noun. The removal of the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of anything ¹

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Definition of Decortication

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decortication

1. Spontaneous flexion of the elbows with the legs extended. Accompanies severe damage to the contralateral cerebral hemisphere above the midbrain (for example stroke). The destruction of the cerebral cortex, usually due to anoxia, trauma or toxic insult, may proceed to decerebration (a more severe neurologic state). (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Decortication

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"After giving a description of the structure of a grain of corn, the author showed the advantages that are to be obtained by decortication ; he then dealt ..."

2. Surgical Operations: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners by Friedrich Pels-Leusder (1912)
"Finally, Goldmann, after partial resection of the thorax and extensive decortication of the lung, drew the latter forward, stitched it with catgut to the ..."

3. Operative surgery, for students and practitioners by John Joseph McGrath (1921)
"... edges of the peritoneal pocket then united with a catgut suture. The abdominal incision may then be closed without drainage. decortication of the Kidney ..."

4. Gynecological Operations: Including Non-operative Treatment and Minor Gynecology by Henri Albert Charles Antoine Hartmann, Douglas William Sibbald (1913)
"... decortication with Primary Opening of the Posterior Fornix and with Preliminary Hemostasis. This procedure owes its introduction to Doyen and reposes on ..."

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