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decerebrate

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

Definition of decerebrate

1 : caused by or as if by eliminaion of cerebral brain function : characteristic of decerebration
  • decerebrate rigidity
2 : having the cerebrum removed or made inactive
  • decerebrate lab animals

First Known Use of decerebrate

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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decerebrate

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

Definition of decerebrate

: to remove the cerebrum from; also : to make incapable of cerebral activity

decerebration

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌser-ə-ˈbrā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of decerebrate

circa 1900

in the meaning defined above

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decerebrate

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

medical Definition of decerebrate

1 : having the cerebrum removed or made inactive
  • decerebrate rats
2 : characteristic of decerebration
  • decerebrate rigidity

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