Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To eliminate cerebral brain function in (an animal) by removing the cerebrum, cutting across the brain stem, or severing certain arteries in the brain stem, as for purposes of experimentation.
  • adj. Deprived of cerebral function, as by having the cerebrum removed.
  • adj. Resulting from or as if from decerebration: decerebrate rigidity; decerebrate movements.
  • adj. Lacking intelligence or reason.
  • n. A decerebrate animal or person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the cerebrum removed
  • v. To remove the cerebrum in order to eliminate brain function

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deprived of the cerebrum; associated with or consecutive to removal of the cerebrum.
  • Same as decerebrize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the cerebrum from (a human body)

Etymologies

de- +‎ cerebrate (Wiktionary)

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