|1.||(tr) to remove the brain or a large section of the brain or to cut the spinal cord at the level of the brain stem of (a person or animal)|
|2.||a decerebrated individual|
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decerebrate de·cer·e·brate (dē-sěr'ə-brāt', -brĭt)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an individual who has suffered a brain injury that results in neurological function comparable to that resulting from decerebration of an animal. v. de·cer·e·brat·ed, de·cer·e·brat·ing, de·cer·e·brates (-brāt')
To eliminate cerebral brain function in an animal by decerebration.