vivisection


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viv·i·sec·tion

 (vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′shən, vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′-)
n.
The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals for the purpose of scientific research.

[Latin vīvus, alive; see vivify + (dis)section.]

viv′i·sec′tion·al adj.
viv′i·sec′tion·al·ly adv.
viv′i·sec′tion·ist n.

vivisection

(ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃən)
n
(Zoology) the act or practice of performing experiments on living animals, involving cutting into or dissecting the body
[C18: from vivi-, from Latin vīvus living + section, as in dissection]
ˌviviˈsectional adj
ˌviviˈsectionally adv

viv•i•sec•tion

(ˌvɪv əˈsɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body.
2. the practice of subjecting living animals to cutting operations, esp. in order to advance physiological and pathological knowledge.
[1700–10]
viv`i•sec′tion•al, adj.

viv·i·sec·tion

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′shən)
The practice of examining internal organs and tissues by cutting into or dissecting a living animal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vivisection - the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations
تَشْريح حَيوانات حَيَّه
vivisekce
vivisektion
élveboncolás
vivisekcija
vivisekcija
açımlama

vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsekʃən] Nvivisección f

vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃən] nvivisection f

vivisection

nVivisektion f

vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃn] nvivisezione f

vivisection

(ˌviviˈʃekʃn) noun
the practice of cutting open live animals for scientific research.

viv·i·sec·tion

n. vivisección, corte o sección realizada en animales con fines investigativos.
References in classic literature ?
Had I been born where laws are less strict and tastes less dainty, I should treat myself to a slow vivisection of those two, as an evening's amusement.
It must be repaired or improved by a sort of vivisection while it is working.
Men sneered at vivisection, and yet look at its results today
Yet surely, and especially to another scientific man, there was nothing so horrible in vivisection as to account for this secrecy; and by some odd leap in my thoughts the pointed ears and luminous eyes of Montgomery's attendant came back again before me with the sharpest definition.
In that case my end would be no more certain, though infinitely more horrible and painful, for in the pits I should be subjected to cruel vivisection.
In short, Harris Collins, in the totality of results, was guilty of causing more misery and pain to animals than all laboratories of vivisection in Christendom.
Among the Revolutionists were many surgeons, and in vivisection they attained marvellous proficiency.
Vivisection ought to be banned as an unnecessary, horrible and barbarous outdated medical excuse for healing.
John has teamed up with Oscarwinning screenwriter and fellow special effects whizz Jeff Wolverton to develop Vivisection.
FROM November 20, the 133 organisations that belong to the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) have been obliged to publicly declare their support for vivisection on their websites.
Timothy, who played James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, will join MP Jonathan Evans in handing over the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection petition, signed by more than 115,000 people.
THE British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection has long campaigned for an end to animal testing.