Antivenin Definition

ăntē-vĕnĭn, ăntī-
antivenins
noun
antivenins
An antitoxin for venom, as of snakes, produced in animals by gradually increased injections of the specific venom.
Webster's New World
A serum, taken from these animals, containing this antitoxin, used for emergencies.
Webster's New World
An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.
American Heritage Medicine
An animal serum containing antivenins. It is used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.
American Heritage Medicine

An antitoxin for treating bites from venomous animals as such as snakes and spiders.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • antivenene
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other
An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.
American Heritage Science
An animal serum containing antivenins, used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Antivenin

Noun

Singular:
antivenin
Plural:
antivenins

Origin of Antivenin

  • anti– ven(om) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • anti- +‎ venin

    From Wiktionary

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