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Brain Death

brain death n

: the final stopping of activity in the central nervous system esp. as indicated by a flat electroencephalogram for a usually statutorily predetermined period of time
brain-dead [brān-ded]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.