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Meaning of ANTIVENIN

Pronunciation:  `antee'venin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal
 

ANTIVENIN is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: antivenene
 
 See Also: antitoxin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`ti*ve"nin\, n. [Written also {antivenen},
{antivenine}.] [Pref. anti- + L. venenum poison.] (Physiol.
Chem.)
The serum of blood rendered antitoxic to a venom by repeated
injections of small doses of the venom.

 

 

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