antivenin [an΄tīven′əm; an΄tē ven′əm, an΄ti ven′əman΄tī ven′in; an΄tēven′in, an΄tiven′in]
1. an antitoxin for venom, as of snakes, produced in animals by gradually increased injections of the specific venom
2. a serum, taken from these animals, containing this antitoxin, used for emergencies: also called antivenom [an΄tīven′əm; an΄tē ven′əm, an΄ti ven′əm]

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  • antivenin — /an tee ven in, an tuy /, n. 1. an antitoxin present in the blood of an animal following repeated injections of venom. 2. the antitoxic serum obtained from such blood. [1890 95; earlier antiven(ene) (ANTI + venene < L venenum potion, poison; see… …   Universalium

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