non·​an·​i·​mal | \ ˌnän-ˈa-nə-məl How to pronounce nonanimal (audio) \

Definition of nonanimal

: not relating to, using, or derived from animals … support the development of humane, nonanimal methods of testing products …The Animal Rights Handbook nonanimal proteins

Examples of nonanimal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Shark-free COVID-19 vaccine petition makes waves, gains more online support," 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, "7 Designers on the Future of Fur in Fashion," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nonanimal

1859, in the meaning defined above

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14 Oct 2020

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“Nonanimal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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