Etymology
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vivisection (n.)

"dissection of a living animal," 1690s, from Latin vivus "alive" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live") + ending from dissection. Related: Vivisectionist.

updated on May 07, 2017

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Definitions of vivisection from WordNet

vivisection (n.)
the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research);
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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