antivenin

or an·ti·ven·om

[an-tee-ven-in or an-tee-ven-uh m; an-tahy-]

noun

an antitoxin present in the blood of an animal following repeated injections of venom.
the antitoxic serum obtained from such blood.

Nearby words

  1. antitype,
  2. antiunion,
  3. antiutopia,
  4. antivax,
  5. antivaxxer,
  6. antiviral,
  7. antiviral protein,
  8. antivirus,
  9. antivitamin,
  10. antivivisection

Origin of antivenin

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

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British Dictionary definitions for antivenin

antivenin

antivenene (ˌæntɪvɪˈniːn)

noun

an antitoxin that counteracts a specific venom, esp snake venom

Word Origin for antivenin

C19: from anti- + ven (om) + -in

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Word Origin and History for antivenin

antivenin

n.

1894, from anti- + venin, from venom + chemical suffix -in (2). Perhaps immediately from French antivenin.

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Medicine definitions for antivenin

antivenin

[ăn′tē-vĕnĭn, ăn′tī-]

n.

An antitoxin active against venom.

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Science definitions for antivenin

antivenin

[ăn′tē-vĕnĭn, ăn′tī-]

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