from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Serpent-poison; the secretion from the poison-glands of the viper and other serpents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) The clear, viscid fluid secreted by the poison glands of certain serpents; also, a nitrogenous base contained in this, and supposed to be the active poisonous principle of the virus.
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- noun The clear,
viscid fluid secretedby the poison glandsof certain snakes.
- noun organic chemistry A
nitrogenous basecontained in this fluid, believed to be the active poisonous principleof the virus.
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echidna + -ine
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