[an-tee-viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist, an-tahy-]


a person who opposes vivisection.


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 formsan·ti·viv·i·sec·tion·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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