split-brain

adjective
\ ˈsplit-ˈbrān How to pronounce split-brain (audio) \

Definition of split-brain

: having the optic chiasma and corpus callosum severed behavior in split-brain animals

First Known Use of split-brain

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Split-brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split-brain. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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split-brain

adjective
\ ˌsplit-ˌbrān How to pronounce split-brain (audio) \

Medical Definition of split-brain

: 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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