decerebrate

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

Definition of decerebrate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

decerebrate

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

Definition of decerebrate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

Other Words from decerebrate

Verb

decerebration \(ˌ)dē-​ˌser-​ə-​ˈbrā-​shən \ noun

First Known Use of decerebrate

Adjective

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

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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