verb (used with object), de·cer·e·brat·ed, de·cer·e·brat·ing.

  1. Surgery. to remove the cerebrum.


  1. a decerebrated animal.
  2. a person who, because of brain injury, exhibits behavior characteristic of a decerebrated animal.

verb (diːˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt)

  1. (tr) to remove the brain or a large section of the brain or to cut the spinal cord at the level of the brain stem of (a person or animal)

noun (diːˈsɛrɪbrɪt)

  1. a decerebrated individual


  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an individual who has suffered a brain injury that results in neurological function comparable to that resulting from decerebration of an animal.


  1. To eliminate cerebral brain function in an animal by decerebration.

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