split–brain

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adjective \ˈsplit-ˈbrān\

Definition of split–brain

  1. :  having the optic chiasma and corpus callosum severed behavior in split–brain animals

First Known Use of split–brain

1958


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split–brain

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adjective \ˌsplit-ˌbrān\

Medical Definition of split–brain

  1. :  of, relating to, concerned with, or having undergone separation of the two cerebral hemispheres by surgical division of the optic chiasma and corpus callosum split–brain research split–brain patients

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