non·​an·​i·​mal ˌnän-ˈa-nə-məl How to pronounce nonanimal (audio)
: not relating to, using, or derived from animals
… support the development of humane, nonanimal methods of testing products …The Animal Rights Handbook
nonanimal proteins

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In eliminating it, Congress seems to have responded to the emergence of nonanimal methods and growing public sentiment against animal research. Bymeredith Wadman,, 10 Jan. 2023 Modern, human-specific, nonanimal methods for testing drug safety and efficacy include the use of human cells, tissues, and data to improve the predictive ability of nonclinical studies. Elizabeth Baker, STAT, 18 Feb. 2022 The complaint says 198 of the 259 U.S. general surgery residencies surveyed by the committee, or 77%, exclusively use nonanimal training methods, including 12 programs in Ohio. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 26 May 2021 The UC College of Medicine's Simulation Center inside the Medical Sciences Building in Corryville offers nonanimal training tools such as high fidelity patient mannequins and procedural task trainers. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 26 May 2021 Shark Allies' petition calls on regulatory agencies and manufactures to include nonanimal squalene in all tests for current and future products with squalene. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 5 Oct. 2020 There have been so many wonderful technological advances in materials that give me the ability to create luxurious items using nonanimal fur without giving up style and quality. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 14 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonanimal was in 1859

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“Nonanimal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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