1The practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation or scientific research (used only by people who are opposed to such work)
cutting up, cutting open, dismembermentView synonyms
- ‘I see the point about animal vivisection from both sides of the argument.’
- ‘Still other revisions seek to update Animal Farm by cleverly linking it to topics such as animal rights and vivisection.’
- ‘One commenter has even suggested Aaron's lack of posting on animal vivisection in the past somehow means he is being hypocritical now.’
- ‘At the time i was doing a project at school on vivisection and animal cruelty.’
- ‘The collection on ‘Protecting’ includes vivid protests against vivisection and cruelty to animals.’
- 1.1 Ruthlessly sharp and detailed criticism or analysis.‘the vivisection of America's seamy underbelly’
- ‘Although Hirschberg is famous for turning celebrity profiles into celebrity vivisections, her portrait of Seinfeld was basically a Valentine.’
Early 18th century: from Latin vivus ‘living’, on the pattern of dissection.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.