vivisection


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vivisection \Viv`i*sec"tion\, n. [L. vivus alive + E. section:
   cf. F. vivisection. See Vivid, and Section.]
   The dissection of an animal while alive, for the purpose of
   making physiological investigations.
   [1913 Webster]
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