vivisect
verb Etymology: back-formation from vivisection Date: 1864 transitive verb to perform vivisection on ; subject to vivisection intransitive verb to practice vivisection • vivisector noun

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  • Vivisect — Viv i*sect , v. t. To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive. [Colloq.] Pop. Sci. Monthly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vivisect — (v.) 1859, back formation from VIVISECTION (Cf. vivisection). Related: Vivisected; vivisecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • vivisect — [viv′ə sekt΄] vt. [back form. < VIVISECTION, after DISSECT] to perform vivisection on vi. to practice vivisection vivisector n …   English World dictionary

  • vivisect — vivisector, n. /viv euh sekt , viv euh sekt /, v.t. 1. to dissect the living body of (an animal). v.i. 2. to practice vivisection. [1860 65; back formation from VIVISECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • vivisect — verb To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive …   Wiktionary

  • vivisect — To practice vivisection …   Medical dictionary

  • vivisect — viv·i·sect || ‚vɪvɪ sekt v. perform a vivisection, perform a surgery on a living animal in medical research, operate on living animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vivisect — viv·i·sect …   English syllables

  • vivisect — viv•i•sect [[t]ˈvɪv əˌsɛkt, ˌvɪv əˈsɛkt[/t]] v. t. v. i. sect•ed, sect•ing srg to subject to or practice vivisection • Etymology: 1860–65 viv′i•sec tor, n …   From formal English to slang

  • vivisect — /ˈvɪvəsɛkt / (say vivuhsekt), /vɪvəˈsɛkt / (say vivuh sekt) verb (t) 1. to dissect the living body of. –verb (i) 2. to practise vivisection. {vīvi (from Latin, combining form of vīvus alive) + sect} –vivisector, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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