antivivisectionism

an`ti•viv`i•sec′tion•ism n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • antivivisectionism — noun Opposition to vivisection …   Wiktionary

  • antivivisectionism — n. opposition to vivisection. Derivatives: antivivisectionist n. * * * antivivisecˈtionism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑antivivisection …   Useful english dictionary

  • antivivisectionist — antivivisectionism, n. /an tee viv euh sek sheuh nist, an tuy /, n. 1. a person who opposes vivisection. adj. 2. Also, antivivisection. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of antivivisectionists or their policies. [1880 85; ANTI + VIVISECTION +… …   Universalium

  • an|ti|viv|i|sec|tion — «AN tee VIHV uh SEHK uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. opposed to the practice of vivisection. –n. = antivivisectionism. (Cf. ↑antivivisectionism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • antivivisection — adjective opposed to the use of live animals for scientific research. Derivatives antivivisectionism noun antivivisectionist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • ANTI- — prefix (also ant before a vowel or h) forming nouns and adjectives meaning: 1 opposed to; against (antivivisectionism). 2 preventing (antiscorbutic). 3 the opposite of (anticlimax). 4 rival (antipope). 5 unlike the conventional form (anti hero;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antivivisectionist — ˌ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ noun ( s) Etymology: anti (I) + vivisection + ist : a person opposed to animal experimentation * * * antivivisectionism, n. /an tee viv euh sek sheuh nist, an tuy /, n. 1. a person who opposes vivisect …   Useful english dictionary

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