in·​tra·​ce·​re·​bral ˈin-trə-sə-ˈrē-brəl How to pronounce intracerebral (audio) -ˈser-ə- How to pronounce intracerebral (audio)
: situated or occurring within or introduced or administered into the cerebrum
intracerebral injections
intracerebral bleeding
intracerebrally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another 439 people had an intracerebral hemorrhage in which arteries or veins in the brain rupture, causing bleeding into brain tissue. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 Apr. 2023 Moderate to severe TBIs can also include contusions, or bruising of the brain tissue; or hemorrhages—both intracerebral hemorrhages and subarachnoid hemorrhages—which is when active bleeding is present, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Ashley Abramson,, 14 Feb. 2022 The cause was an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke, said Evelyn Lorentzen Bell, a former wife. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2023 The study included six patients who had electrodes implanted in the insula as part of the programme of treatment for their epilepsy (intracerebral recording). Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 9 Jan. 2016 An intracerebral hemorrhage is when blood from an artery suddenly begins to bleed into the brain. Jen Christensen, CNN, 7 Dec. 2022 Vaught’s attorney noted that Murphey’s death certificate originally identified both intracerebral hemorrhage and cardiac arrest as her cause of death, according to WZTV. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 Furthermore, it was uncovered that while Peterson was living in Germany, a family friend died from an intracerebral hemorrhage that led them to fall down a flight of stairs. Nick Romano,, 31 Mar. 2021 Other ailments diagnosed included intracerebral hemorrhages, dementia-like symptoms, and inflammation of the brain known as encephalitis. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intracerebral was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Intracerebral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​tra·​ce·​re·​bral -sə-ˈrē-brəl How to pronounce intracerebral (audio) -ˈser-ə- How to pronounce intracerebral (audio)
: situated within, occurring within, or administered by entering the cerebrum
intracerebral bleeding
intracerebrally adverb
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