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Medical Term:

cerveau isolé

Pronunciation: ser-vō′ ē-sō-lā′

Definition: An animal with its mesencephalon transected; it breathes spontaneously but is unresponsive, with abnormal pupils (usually dilated) and a continuous sleep pattern in the electroencephalogram.

[Fr. detached brain]

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