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vivisect

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verb viv·i·sect \ˈvi-və-ˌsekt\

Definition of vivisect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to perform vivisection on :  subject to vivisection

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to practice vivisection

vivisector

play \-ˌsek-tər\ noun


Origin and Etymology of vivisect

back-formation from vivisection


First Known Use: 1864


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