noun see vivisection

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  • Vivisectionist — Viv i*sec tion*ist, n. One who practices or advocates vivisection; a vivisector. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vivisectionist — [viv΄ə sek′shənist] n. 1. a person who practices vivisection 2. a person who advocates or defends vivisection as essential to scientific progress …   English World dictionary

  • vivisectionist — vivisection ► NOUN ▪ the practice of performing operations on live animals for scientific research (used by those opposed to such work). DERIVATIVES vivisectionist noun & adjective vivisector noun. ORIGIN from Latin vivus living , on the pattern… …   English terms dictionary

  • vivisectionist — /viv euh sek sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who vivisects. 2. a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection. [1875 80; VIVISECTION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • vivisectionist — noun One who practices or advocates vivisection; a vivisector …   Wiktionary

  • vivisectionist — vivi·sec·tion·ist .viv ə sek sh(ə )nəst n a practitioner or advocate of vivisection: VIVISECTOR * * * vivi·sec·tion·ist (viv″ĭ sekґshən ist) an individual who practices or defends vivisection …   Medical dictionary

  • vivisectionist — n. researcher of animal medicine, one who performs research operations on living animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vivisectionist — viv·i·sec·tion·ist …   English syllables

  • vivisectionist — See: vivisection …   English dictionary

  • vivisectionist — viv•i•sec•tion•ist [[t]ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃə nɪst[/t]] n. a person who practices or favors vivisection • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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