vivisection [ viv- uh- sek-sh uhn ] SHOW IPA / ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃən / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body. the practice of subjecting living animals to cutting operations, especially in order to advance physiological and pathological knowledge. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!
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Origin of vivisection
First recorded in 1700–10;
section OTHER WORDS FROM vivisection viv·i·sec·tion·al, adjective viv·i·sec·tion·al·ly, adverb Words nearby vivisection vividly
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How to use vivisection in a sentence
The next subject that has filled our chat lately has been the Blue Book on
Vivisection, which you would like to look into.
I used to practice
vivisection on her, taking her apart and putting her together in new ways.
Miss Lind-Af-Hageby is known as the most brilliant, charming, and passionate opponent of the
vivisection of animals.
From first to last, you are purposely left in ignorance of the hideous secrets of
Vivisection. British Dictionary definitions for vivisection noun the act or practice of performing experiments on living animals, involving cutting into or dissecting the body Derived forms of vivisection vivisectional, adjective vivisectionally, adverb Word Origin for vivisection
vivi-, from Latin vīvus living + section, as in dissection
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Medical definitions for vivisection vivisection [ vĭv′ĭ-sĕk ′shən, vĭv ′ĭ-sĕk′- ] n. The act or practice of cutting into or performing surgery on living animals for the purpose of scientific research. Other words from vivisection viv′i•sec ′tion•ist n.
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Scientific definitions for vivisection The practice of examining internal organs and tissues by cutting into or dissecting a living animal, especially for the purpose of scientific research.
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Cultural definitions for vivisection vivisection [ (viv-uh- sek-shuhn, viv-uh-sek-shuhn) ]
The cutting up or dissection of animals, including anesthetized live animals, in scientific research. Vivisection is also a general term for the use of animals as subjects in laboratory experiments, especially in the development of new medical techniques and drugs.
notes for vivisection
Vivisection, as well as the general use of animals in medical research, is a target of protest by animal rights advocates.
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