vivisect

[ viv-uh-sekt, viv-uh-sekt ]
/ ˈvɪv əˌsɛkt, ˌvɪv əˈsɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to dissect the living body of (an animal).

verb (used without object)

to practice vivisection.

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Origin of vivisect

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from vivisection

OTHER WORDS FROM vivisect

viv·i·sec·tor, nounself-viv·i·sec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vivisect

vivisect
/ (ˈvɪvɪˌsɛkt, ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkt) /

verb

to subject (an animal) to vivisection

Derived forms of vivisect

vivisector, noun

Word Origin for vivisect

C19: back formation from vivisection
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