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Decapitate

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Decapitate

1. To cut off the head; specifically, to remove the head of a foetus to facilitate delivery in cases of irremediable dystocia; to cut off the head of an animal in preparation for certain physiologic experiments; obsolete term.

2. Relating to an experimental animal with the head removed.

Origin: L. De-, away, _ caput, head