anti-vivisection

adjective
an·​ti-viv·​i·​sec·​tion | \ ˌan-tē-ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shən How to pronounce anti-vivisection (audio) , -ˈvi-və-ˌsek-, ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-vivisection

: opposed to experimentation on living animals especially when considered to cause pain or distress to the subject : opposed to vivisection anti-vivisection ads an anti-vivisection organization

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anti-vivisectionist \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌvi-​və-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce anti-vivisection (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ \ noun
… it is cogent to say that I am a strong anti-vivisectionist. — G. K. Chesterton

First Known Use of anti-vivisection

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-vivisection was in 1863

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“Anti-vivisection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-vivisection. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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anti-vivisection

noun, often attributive
an·​ti-vivi·​sec·​tion | \ ˌant-i-ˌviv-ə-ˈsek-shən, ˌan-ˌtī-, -ˈviv-ə-ˌ How to pronounce anti-vivisection (audio) \

Medical Definition of anti-vivisection

: opposition to animal experimentation and especially vivisection the anti-vivisection movement

Other Words from anti-vivisection

anti-vivisectionist \ -​ˌviv-​ə-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)nəst How to pronounce anti-vivisection (audio) \ noun

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