decerebellate

adjective de·cer·e·bel·late \¦dēˌserəˈbelə̇t\
variants: less commonly

decerebellated

\-ˌlātə̇d\

Definition of decerebellate

  1. :  deprived of the cerebellum

decerebellation

\(ˌ)dēˌserə(ˌ)beˈlāshən\ noun, plural

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Origin and Etymology of decerebellate

decerebellate from de- + cerebell- + -ate, adjective suffix; decerebellated from de- + cerebell- + -ate, verb suffix + -ed


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