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vivisectionist

[viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist] /ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who vivisects.
2.
a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection.
Origin of vivisectionist
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; vivisection + -ist
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Examples from the Web for vivisectionist
Historical Examples
  • And in the half of him that consented lurked the vivisectionist that is in all of us.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for vivisectionist

vivisectionist

/ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who practises vivisection
2.
a person who advocates the practice of vivisection as being useful or necessary to science
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