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[an-tee-viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist, an-tahy-]
  1. a person who opposes vivisection.
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  1. Also an·ti·viv·i·sec·tion. of, relating to, or characteristic of antivivisectionists or their policies.
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Origin of antivivisectionist

First recorded in 1880–85; anti- + vivisection + -ist
Related formsan·ti·viv·i·sec·tion·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for anti-vivisectionist

Historical Examples

  • But an anti-vivisectionist society cannot show results of this kind.

    Experiments on Animals

    Stephen Paget

  • The Anti-Vivisectionist principles of Mr. Browning were very pronounced.

  • It seems to me that these formal declarations might be accepted by every physiologist as well as by every anti-vivisectionist.

  • The average Anti-vivisectionist disregards them, or at least makes no effort to prevent them.

  • So far from being a heartless person, as he has been at times portrayed, he had a heart as sensitive as an anti-vivisectionist.