antivenin

or an·ti·ven·om

[ an-tee-ven-in or an-tee-ven-uh m; an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈvɛn ɪn or ˌæn tiˈvɛn əm; ˌæn taɪ- /

noun

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

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)

/ (ˌæntɪˈvɛnɪn) /

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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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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