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.
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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
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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.
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viv·i·sec·tion

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′shən)
The practice of examining internal organs and tissues by cutting into or dissecting a living animal.
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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"
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Translations
تَشْريح حَيوانات حَيَّه
vivisekce
vivisektion
élveboncolás
vivisekcija
vivisekcija
açımlama

vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsekʃən] Nvivisección f
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vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃən] nvivisection f
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vivisection

nVivisektion f
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vivisection

[ˌvɪvɪˈsɛkʃn] nvivisezione f
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vivisection

(ˌviviˈʃekʃn) noun
the practice of cutting open live animals for scientific research.
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viv·i·sec·tion

n. vivisección, corte o sección realizada en animales con fines investigativos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
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 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.
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. From what I had once seen of their methods in the pits of Phutra I knew them to be the opposite of merciful, whereas in the arena I should be quickly despatched by some savage beast.
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.'
Men sneered at vivisection, and yet look at its results today!
It must be repaired or improved by a sort of vivisection while it is working.
The source of terror that I investigate is associated with the philosophical and juridical conceptions of consent that were implicit in contemporaneous debates and legislative changes about vivisection, the age of consent, and regulation of venereal disease through the Contagious Diseases Acts (1864-1886).
An adult book discussion on "Counterparts: Rappaccini's Daughter" and "Vivisection" is set from 7-8:30 p.m.
Each narrator guilty of glossing over a few details or selectively spotlighting half-truths to scapegoat individuals or political parties for this "cursed vivisection of India".
But, DeWitt claims, anti-vivisection activists opposed on moral grounds not just the practice of vivisection but science more broadly.