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antivenom

[ an-tee-ven-uhm, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈvɛn əm, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun

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

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Also an·ti·ven·in [an-tee-ven-in, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈvɛn ɪn, ˌæn taɪ-/ .

Origin of antivenom

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