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decerebrate

de·cer·e·brate

decerebrate

 
pronunciation:
di se r breIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decerebrated, decerebrates, decerebrating
definition: to separate the brain from the spinal cord of (a person or animal), as by surgery.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to one suffering loss of cerebral functions, as through severing of the spinal cord.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one that has been decerebrated.
derivation: decerebration (n.)
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