from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of removing the cortex or outer layer; removal of the bark or husk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. removal of the outer covering of an organ or part


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  • GUPTA: Theoretically, it could, but this procedure, called decortication, actually removes not only the scar tissue, but the layer of tissue around the lung that causes scarring in the first place.

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  • The operation is called a decortication pleurectomy, and was done while one lung was deflated and a tube was inserted to ventilate the other.

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  • This process is known as decortication and, as well as raising the oil content of the raw material entering the extraction machinery, it ensures a higher protein content in the oil-cake.

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  • Processing of ramie fibers requires two operations, namely decortication and degumming:

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  • It is for this reason that traditional hand decortication often produces low yields of flour (not to mention its tendency to go rancid during storage).

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  • Such grain lends itself to high storage losses, low decortication yields, poor food quality, and poor seedling vigor.

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  • He found her comatose with evidence of decortication, a condition relating to derangement of the cortex of the brain causing a physical posture in which the upper extremities are flexed and the lower extremities are extended.

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  • Known sources of equipment for the decortication of sunflower seeds, groundnuts and palm kernels are listed below.

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