Antivenin (noun)

A serum used to counteract the effects of venom from snakebites or insect stings.

Origin:

From anti- "against" + venom, meaning a toxic substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders and scorpions.

Examples:

  1. The antivenin was administered to the patient as soon as possible to neutralize the venom.
  2. The antivenin is made from the venom of the snake that bit the patient.
  3. He was given antivenin to neutralize the venom from the snake bite.
  4. Antivenin can be used to treat venom from a variety of snakes, spiders and insects.
  5. Antivenin treatments have saved many lives from venomous bites and stings.
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