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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.
  • noun An animal serum containing antivenins. It is used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as antivenene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) The serum of blood rendered antitoxic to a venom by repeated injections of small doses of the venom; also, the component of such a serum which is antitoxic to the venom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An antitoxin for treating bites from venomous animals as such as snakes and spiders.
  • noun A serum containing antivenins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[anti– + ven(om) + –in.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

anti- +‎ venin

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