venin

[ ven-in, vee-nin ]
/ ˈvɛn ɪn, ˈvi nɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of several poisonous substances occurring in snake venom.

Nearby words

  1. veni-,
  2. venial,
  3. venial sin,
  4. venially,
  5. venice,
  6. venipuncture,
  7. venire,
  8. venire facias,
  9. venireman,
  10. venisection

Also venene, ven·ine [ven-een] /ˈvɛn in/.

Origin of venin


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British Dictionary definitions for venine

venin

/ (ˈvɛnɪn, ˈviː-) /

noun

any of the poisonous constituents of animal venoms

Word Origin for venin

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

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