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v. viv·i·sect·ed, viv·i·sect·ing, viv·i·sects
To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
To practice vivisection.

[Back-formation from vivisection.]

viv′i·sec′tor n.
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A locked enclosure on a lonely island, a notorious vivisector, and these crippled and distorted men?
Then, watching her with the curiosity of a vivisector, he said: "Strange to say, Agatha," (she shrank proudly at the word), "Henrietta might have been alive now but for you.
In the translated words of German vivisector Professor Herman, which appeared in the Contemporary Review: "The advancement of science, and not practical utility to medicine, is the true and straightforward object of all vivisection.
To attempt an autobiography using French words alone is to lend myself to the vivisector's scalpel, revealing what lies beneath the skin.
It is in At the Mountains of Madness that, uniquely in Lovecraft's canon, one of his monsters actually submits to the scientist's gaze (and the vivisector's scalpel).
The figure of the sinister male vivisector in these novels stands in opposition to the morally superior, and often imperiled, heroine.
The indignant and banal attempt to "theatricalize" the torture of animals was further evidence of the degeneracy of the vivisector, for insensitiveness to suffering could not take a more disquieting shape than an arrogant exhibitionist desire to entertain and induce awe in audiences.
Vivisection forms an integral part of Victor's process of creation, and his initial relation to his experimental being is symbolic of the vivisector's relation to the nonhuman animal.
In this analysis of Moreau, which is often studied as a science fiction (1) work that stages a cross-species conflict between a vivisector and his grotesque Beast-Folk, I argue that the portrayal of British sailors in this narrative deserves more critical attention for the twinned purpose of understanding their class-inflected animalization and involvement in the overseas trade of exotic animals.
A diferencia del cxitico literario, del "vivisector academicista', del resenador o del juez, el ejecutante involucra a su propio ser en ese proceso de interpretar la obra ajena.
by HE Bates; The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden; A Place in England by Melvyn Bragg; Down All the Days by Christy Brown; Bomber by Len Deighton; Troubles by JG Farrell; The Circle by Elaine Feinstein; The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard; A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill; I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill; A Domestic Animal by Francis King; The Fire Dwellers by Margaret Laurence; Out of the Shelter by David Lodge; A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch; Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul; Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian; Head to Toe by Joe Orton; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell; The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark; and The Vivisector by Patrick White.
Phelps had explored the topic of vivisection before Trixy, most notably in a sentimental short story, "Loveliness" (1889), in which a dog escapes the vivisector's laboratory and is reunited with its owner, an invalid child who languishes and nearly dies in its absence.