anti venin

antivenin

[an-tee-ven-in, an-tahy-]
noun
1.
an antitoxin present in the blood of an animal following repeated injections of venom.
2.
the antitoxic serum obtained from such blood.

Origin:
1890–95; earlier antiven(ene) (anti- + venene < Latin venēnum potion, poison; see venom) + -in2

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antivenin or antivenene (ˌæntɪˈvɛnɪn, ˌæntɪvɪˈniːn)
 
n
an antitoxin that counteracts a specific venom, esp snake venom
 
[C19: from anti- + ven(om) + -in]
 
antivenene or antivenene
 
n
 
[C19: from anti- + ven(om) + -in]

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antivenin an·ti·ven·in (ān'tē-věn'ĭn, ān'tī-)
n.
An antitoxin active against venom.

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antivenin   (ān'tē-věn'ĭn, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.

  2. An animal serum containing antivenins, used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.


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