Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

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Alternate forms of Vivisection

Derivations: vivisect, vivisectionist

Hypernyms: operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Origin of the word Vivisection

  1. "dissection of a living animal," 1707, from L. vivus "alive" (see vivid) + (dis)section (see section). more

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Words that sound like Vivisection

vacation, vacation home, vasectomy, vasosection, vasotomy, vegetation, vesication, vexation, victim, visitation, vivification, vocation

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