antivivisectionist

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

noun

a person who opposes vivisection.

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. antiviral,
  2. antiviral protein,
  3. antivirus,
  4. antivitamin,
  5. antivivisection,
  6. antiwar,
  7. antiwhite,
  8. antiworld,
  9. antixerophthalmic vitamin,
  10. antler

Origin of antivivisectionist

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

Related formsan·ti·viv·i·sec·tion·ism, noun

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