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

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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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