venomous


ven·om·ous

adjective \ˈve-nə-məs\

: capable of putting poison or venom into another animal's body usually by biting or stinging it

: containing venom

: expressing very strong hatred or anger

Full Definition of VENOMOUS

1
:  full of venom: as
a :  poisonous, envenomed
b :  noxious, pernicious <expose a venomous dope ring — Don Porter>
c :  spiteful, malevolent <venomous criticism>
2
:  having a venom-producing gland and able to inflict a poisoned wound <venomous snakes>
ven·om·ous·ly adverb
ven·om·ous·ness noun

Examples of VENOMOUS

  1. The cobra is a venomous snake.
  2. a venomous attack on his character

First Known Use of VENOMOUS

14th century

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

ven·om·ous

adjective \ˈven-ə-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENOMOUS

2
: having a venom-producing gland and able to inflict a poisoned wound <the vipers, pit vipers, and coral snakes are venomous>

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