Vivisection meaning

vĭvĭ-sĕkshən, vĭvĭ-sĕk-
The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals for the purpose of scientific research.
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Medical research consisting of surgical operations or other experiments performed on living animals.
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The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals for the purpose of scientific research.
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The practice of examining internal organs and tissues by cutting into or dissecting a living animal, especially for the purpose of scientific research.
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The action of cutting, surgery or other invasive treatment of a living organism for the purposes of physiological or pathological scientific investigation.
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Origin of vivisection

  • Latin vīvus alive vivify (dis)section

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin vivus alive + English section: compare French vivisection. See vivid, and section

    From Wiktionary