- v cut (a body) open while still alive
people no longer vivisect animals--it's considered unethical
- Here, he decides "to vivisect his own childhood" by renting the old homestead for a month, casting actors as his three siblings and shooting scenes he remembers or imagines from .
- Heyn, it seems in her opening pages, is going to vivisect the biases that continue to hold women to a different sexual standard from men.
- His classmates tore off to Los Angeles for weekends, but LeMay in his singleminded fashion often hung back to vivisect engines and study weather charts and navigation.