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viv•i•sec•tion



Pronunciation: (viv"u-sek'shun), [key]
n.
1. the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body.
2. the practice of subjecting living animals to cutting operations, esp. in order to advance physiological and pathological knowledge.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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