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[ven-in, vee-nin]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of several poisonous substances occurring in snake venom.
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Also venene, ven·ine [ven-een] /ˈvɛn in/.

Origin of venin

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Related Words for venin

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British Dictionary definitions for venin


  1. any of the poisonous constituents of animal venoms
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Word Origin for venin

C20: from French ven (in) poison + -in
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