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antivenin

Syllabification: an·ti·ven·in
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈvenin, ˌantī-
 
/

Definition of antivenin in English:

noun

An antiserum containing antibodies against specific poisons, especially those in the venom of snakes, spiders, and scorpions. Also called antivenom.
Example sentences
  • Equine-derived antivenin to snake venom has been the mainstay of hospital treatment for venomous snakebite for 35 years.
  • Although the mainstay of treatment is definitely antivenin, in district settings where the antivenin is not readily available steroids are helpful.
  • The park's venom-milking program is the only supplier of venom to Melbourne's Commonwealth Serum Laboratories - makers of antivenins crucial to treating snakebite victims.

Origin

late 19th century: from anti- + ven(om) + -in1.

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