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vivisection

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noun viv·i·sec·tion \ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shən, ˈvi-və-ˌ\

Simple Definition of vivisection

  • : the activity or practice of doing scientific or medical experiments on live animals

Full Definition of vivisection

  1. 1 :  the cutting of or operation on a living animal usually for physiological or pathological investigation; broadly :  animal experimentation especially if considered to cause distress to the subject

  2. 2 :  minute or pitiless examination or criticism

viv·i·sec·tion·al play \ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
viv·i·sec·tion·ist play \-ˈsek-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Medical Dictionary

vivisection

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noun vivi·sec·tion \ˌviv-ə-ˈsek-shən, ˈviv-ə-ˌ\

Medical Definition of vivisection

  1. :  the cutting of or operation on a living animal usually for physiological or pathological investigation; broadly :  animal experimentation especially if considered to cause distress or result in injury or death to the subject

  2. vivi·sect \-ˈsekt\play verb
    vivi·sec·tion·al \ˌviv-ə-ˈsek-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective





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