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


Next Word in the Dictionary: vivisectible
Previous Word in the Dictionary: viviperfuse
All Words Near: vivisect

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up vivisect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).