de-cerebrate

decerebrate

[v. dee-ser-uh-breyt; n. dee-ser-uh-breyt, -brit]
verb (used with object), decerebrated, decerebrating.
1.
Surgery. to remove the cerebrum.
noun
2.
a decerebrated animal.
3.
a person who, because of brain injury, exhibits behavior characteristic of a decerebrated animal.

Origin:
1895–1900; de- + cerebr- + -ate1

decerebration, noun
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decerebrate
 
vb
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)
 
n
2.  a decerebrated individual
 
[C19: from de- + cerebro- + -ate1]
 
decere'bration
 
n

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decerebrate de·cer·e·brate (dē-sěr'ə-brāt', -brĭt)
adj.
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.

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