vivisector

vivisect

[viv-uh-sekt, viv-uh-sekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to dissect the living body of (an animal).
verb (used without object)
2.
to practice vivisection.

Origin:
1860–65; back formation from vivisection

vivisector, noun
self-vivisector, noun
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vivisect (ˈvɪvɪˌsɛkt, ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkt)
 
vb
to subject (an animal) to vivisection
 
[C19: back formation from vivisection]
 
'vivisector
 
n

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vivisect
1859, back formation from vivisection.
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