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viv·i·sect

(viv-i-sekt'),
To practice vivisection.

vivisect

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕkt′)
v. vivi·sected, vivi·secting, vivi·sects
v.tr.
To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
v.intr.
To practice vivisection.

viv′i·sec′tor n.

vivisect

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕkt) [L. vivus, alive, + sectio, a cutting]
To dissect a living animal for experimental purposes.
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English students who had once enjoyed French tutelage and had incorporated vivisection into their own research were targeted, as were other vivisectors beyond the English borders.
Lansbury notes that the icon of bound and tortured woman is the staple of nineteenth-century pornography, and further discusses the correspondence between the devices used to bind women, described at length in such pornography, and the apparatus of the vivisector.
Most vivisectors are barred from conducting operations on humans thankfully.
QI RECENTLY heard a vivisector claiming that experiments on animals help people.
The vivisectors continue to lie about the usefulness of what they do.
On TV we are shown laboratory animals being handled by the vivisectors - never are we allowed to see what these people are actually to do to them.
Animal tragic I WAS sickened to read of the experiment in which US vivisectors implanted wires in a cat's brain.
The vivisectors and their supporters ignore my very simple argument for one good reason: They cannot counter it.
The Animal Liberation Front has issued a statement saying: "The Animal Rights Militia has announced a list of vivisectors who, it says, will be assassinated.
Your argument is one commonly used by vivisectors but it is deeply flawed and anyone with an IQ higher than their hat size should be able to see right through it.
The meat industry, vivisectors, hunters and other barbarians now torture and kill far more creatures than they killed a generation ago.
Worst of all are the men and women who use animals for intellectual pleasure - vivisectors pointlessly torturing and killing millions of animals.