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vivisect

[viv-uh-sekt, viv-uh-sekt] /ˈvɪv əˌsɛkt, ˌvɪv əˈsɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to dissect the living body of (an animal).
verb (used without object)
2.
to practice vivisection.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from vivisection
Related forms
vivisector, noun
self-vivisector, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vivisector

vivisect

/ˈvɪvɪˌsɛkt; ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkt/
verb
1.
to subject (an animal) to vivisection
Derived Forms
vivisector, noun
Word Origin
C19: back formation from vivisection
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Word Origin and History for vivisector

vivisect

v.

1859, back-formation from vivisection. Related: Vivisected; vivisecting.

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