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an·ti·ven·in

 (ăn′tē-vĕn′ĭn, ăn′tī-)
n.
1. An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.
2. An animal serum containing antivenins. It is used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.

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antivenin

(ˌæntɪˈvɛnɪn) or

antivenene

n
(Pharmacology) an antitoxin that counteracts a specific venom, esp snake venom
[C19: from anti- + ven(om) + -in]
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an•ti•ven•in

(ˌæn tiˈvɛn ɪn, ˌæn taɪ-)

also an•ti•ven•om

(-ˈvɛn əm)

n.
an antitoxin that counteracts venom, as from snakebite, obtained from the serum of a large animal that has had a series of controlled venom injections: used for treating victims of venomous bites.
[1900–05]
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antivenin

1. an antidote for venom, as snake venom, formed by gradually increased injection of the venom into the bloodstream.
2. the serum containing this antidote.
See also: Remedies
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antivenin - an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animalantivenin - an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal
antitoxin - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
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Translations

antivenin, antivenom

n antiveneno
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