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vivisection

noun [U]  /ˌvɪv·əˈsek·ʃən/ us  
the cutting into or other use of living animals in tests for the purpose of increasing medical knowledge
Translations of “vivisection”
in Spanish vivisección…
in French vivisection…
in German der Tierversuch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活體解剖, 活體實驗…
in Russian вивисекция…
in Turkish canlı hayvan deneyi, canlı hayvanlar üzerinde bilimsel deney yapma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活体解剖, 活体实验…
in Polish wiwisekcja…
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