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vivisection

noun [U] uk   /ˌvɪv.ɪˈsek.ʃən/ us  
the use of living animals in tests that are intended to increase human knowledge of human diseases and the effects of using particular drugs
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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