Definitions for vivisectionˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

viv•i•sec•tionˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body.

    Category: Surgery

  2. the practice of subjecting living animals to cutting operations, esp. in order to advance physiological and pathological knowledge.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of vivisection:

1700–10

viv`i•sec′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vivisection(noun)

    the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

Wiktionary

  1. vivisection(Noun)

    The action of cutting, surgery or other invasive treatment of a living organism for the purposes of physiological or pathological scientific investigation.

  2. Origin: vivus alive + English section: compare French vivisection. See vivid, and section

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivisection(noun)

    the dissection of an animal while alive, for the purpose of making physiological investigations

Freebase

  1. Vivisection

    Vivisection is defined as surgery conducted for experimental purposes on a living organism, typically animals with a central nervous system, to view living internal structure. The term is sometimes more broadly defined as any experimentation on live animals The term is often used by organizations opposed to animal experimentation but is rarely used by practicing scientists. Human vivisection has been perpetrated as a form of torture.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. vivisection

    Blood-lust, screened behind the sacred name of Science.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vivisection

    The cutting of or surgical operation on a living animal, usually for physiological or pathological investigation. (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dict, 10th ed)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vivisection(noun)

the practice of cutting open live animals for scientific research.

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