Definitions

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  • n. A practitioner of vivisection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vivisectionist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who practises vivisection.

Etymologies

vivisect +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Strindberg, which would hardly be possible in any case; she emphasises it, though, it may be by a warning instinct rather than by deliberate intention, she carefully avoids calling Strindberg a "vivisector," using instead the less appropriate term "dissector."

    Impressions and Comments

  • But White never intended a biography: his painter was made up of bits of Nolan, of other artists and of White himself; the paintings drew chiefly on those of Francis Bacon, the ultimate "vivisector", and a friend.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Jerry Vlasak is a board certified trauma surgeon, a former vivisector, and a seasoned animal liberation activist who speaks, writes and debates on behalf of nonhuman animals.

    So who are the terrorists here?

  • In the corporatist state's legal system, which principally serves to protect profit and property, an activist who killed a factory "farmer," a vivisector or a hunter would be punished as a murderer.

    To dam the torrential rivers of blood and to silence the cacophony of their agonized cries....

  • As my close colleague, Dr. Jerry Vlasak, surmised --- and I back him 100% on this --- the assassination of a vivisector or two would probably save millions of nonhuman animal lives.

    He no longer heard the cries of the animals or saw the flowing blood....

  • He is a trauma surgeon in Los Angeles, a militant animal rights activist, a former vivisector turned renowned critic of vivisection, a scientific advisor to groups like Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and In Defense of Animals, and a founder and Press Officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

    Who's Afraid of Jerry Vlasak?

  • Similarly, the scientific vivisector only demonstrates that "nothing is heinous or revolting now,/And murder wears no brand upon its brow!"

    Further adventures in Victorian Protestant poetry: Our National Sins

  • ‘Ah, if I could only turn self-vivisector, and watch the operation of my heart, I should know!’

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • A locked enclosure on a lonely island, a notorious vivisector, and these crippled and distorted men?

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • “You forget all that a skilled vivisector can do with living things,” said Moreau.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

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