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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The cutting of or operation on a living animal usually for physiological or pathological investigation.

Usage examples (9)
  • From an interest and participation in medicine, a complete reversal in her attitude towards it because of the vivisectional basis of most of it.
  • The black and white model instruction sheets, with their vivisectional horror icons and M. C. Escher-esque complexities of lines, arrows, grafts and chart intersections,...
  • If he were to scorn an offer to sell his father for vivisectional purposes, we should applaud enthusiastically his altruism.
  • The work is strictly psychological, not vivisectional; and it is our special purpose to bring animal psychology more in contact with those methods which have found their... for more
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