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vivisection

 [viv″ĭ-sek´shun]
surgical procedures performed upon a living animal for purpose of physiologic or pathologic investigation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

viv·i·sec·tion

(viv'i-sek'shŭn),
Any cutting operation on a living animal for purposes of experimentation; often extended to denote any form of animal experimentation.
[vivi- + section]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vivisection

(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.

viv′i·sec′tion·al adj.
viv′i·sec′tion·al·ly adv.
viv′i·sec′tion·ist n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

viv·i·sec·tion

(viv'i-sek'shŭn)
Any cutting operation on a living animal for purposes of experimentation; often extended to denote any form of animal experimentation.
[vivi- + section]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vivisection

1. Experiments performed on living animals involving surgery.
2. Any scientific work in which live animals are used.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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