from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Antagonistic to the action of snake-poison.
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One about to go into a place where the most venomous snakes are found should inject into himself a dose of Calmette's antivenomous serum every two or three weeks as a means of prevention.
Calmette, the Director of the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France, several years ago discovered antivenomous serum.