Dictionary.com

vivisectionist

[ viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃə nɪst /
Save This Word!

noun

a person who vivisects.
a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of vivisectionist

First recorded in 1875–80; vivisection + -ist

Words nearby vivisectionist

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for vivisectionist

British Dictionary definitions for vivisectionist

vivisectionist
/ (ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃənɪst) /

noun

a person who practises vivisection
a person who advocates the practice of vivisection as being useful or necessary to science
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!