- a person who vivisects.
- a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection.
Origin of vivisectionist
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Examples from the Web for vivisectionist
And in the half of him that consented lurked the vivisectionist that is in all of us.Strictly Business
He specialized as a vivisectionist, and he was a great authority.Nothing But the Truth
Frederic S. Isham
The vivisectionist, for the sake of doing something that may or may not be useful, does something that certainly is horrible.All Things Considered
G. K. Chesterton
I am in favor of vivisection unrestrained, so long as the vivisectionist knows what he is about.Damn!
Henry Louis Mencken
- a person who practises vivisection
- a person who advocates the practice of vivisection as being useful or necessary to science
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