v. cause decerebration; remove surgically the cerebrum (in an experimental animal), cut the brain stem (of an animal); remove cerebral brain function by surgically removing the cerebrum; make incapable of cerebral activity adj. having lost all cerebral function; lacking intelligence n. animal that has been decerebrated; person who displays behavior typical of a decerebrated animal due to brain injury

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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