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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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