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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To perform vivisection on (a living animal).
  • intransitive v. To practice vivisection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dissect the living body of; practise vivisection upon; anatomize, as a living animal.
  • To practise vivisection; dissect a living animal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cut (a body) open while still alive

Etymologies

Back-formation from vivisection.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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