vivisect


viv·i·sect

verb \ˈvi-və-ˌsekt\

Definition of VIVISECT

transitive verb
:  to perform vivisection on :  subject to vivisection
intransitive verb
:  to practice vivisection
viv·i·sec·tor \-ˌsek-tər\ noun

Origin of VIVISECT

back-formation from vivisection
First Known Use: 1864

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