antivivisectionist

[ an-tee-viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃə nɪst, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun

a person who opposes vivisection.

adjective

Also an·ti·viv·i·sec·tion. of, relating to, or characteristic of antivivisectionists or their policies.

Origin of antivivisectionist

First recorded in 1880–85; anti- + vivisection + -ist

Related forms

an·ti·viv·i·sec·tion·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antivivisection

antivivisection

/ (ˌæntɪˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃən) /

adjective

opposed to the act or practice or performing experiments on living animals, involving cutting into or dissecting the body

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