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vivisection

viv·i·sec·tion

vivisection

pronunciation:
vI v sek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or procedure of operating on or dissecting a live animal, esp. for scientific or medical research.
derivations: vivisectional (adj.), vivisectionally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word vivisection contains the following parts:
sect Latin root that means to cut