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vivisectionist

[ viv-uh-sek-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃə nɪst /
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noun
a person who vivisects.
a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection.
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Origin of vivisectionist

First recorded in 1875–80; vivisection + -ist

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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
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