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decerebrate

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adjective de·cer·e·brate \(ˌ)dē-ˈser-ə-brət, -ˌbrāt\

Definition of decerebrate

  1. 1 :  characteristic of decerebration decerebrate rigidity

  2. 2 :  having the cerebrum removed or made inactive

1897

First Known Use of decerebrate

1897


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decerebrate

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verb de·cer·e·brate \(ˌ)dē-ˈser-ə-ˌbrāt\

Definition of decerebrate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the cerebrum from; also :  to make incapable of cerebral activity

decerebration

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌser-ə-ˈbrā-shən\ noun

Circa 1900

First Known Use of decerebrate

circa 1900


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decerebrate

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adjective de·cer·e·brate \(ˈ)dē-ˈser-ə-brət, -ˌbrāt; ˌdē-sə-ˈrē-brət\

Medical Definition of decerebrate

  1. 1:  having the cerebrum removed or made inactive decerebrate rats

  2. 2:  characteristic of decerebration decerebrate rigidity

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