an·​ti·​ven·​in | \ ˌan-tē-ˈve-nən How to pronounce antivenin (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antivenin (audio) \

Definition of antivenin

: an antitoxin to a venom also : an antiserum containing such antitoxin

Examples of antivenin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the hospital he was treated with antivenin, KDVR reported. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 14 July 2022 The law says the owner must have an escape plan if the animal escapes, including the location of a suitable antivenin. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 7 July 2021 The law states the owner must also have an escape plan on what to do if the animal is to escape and a specific location for suitable antivenin. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 One reason for these large numbers is that every venom needs a specific antivenin to treat it. The Economist, 30 Dec. 2020 As a rule, says Voegeli, treatment with antivenin is required in only the most serious cases. Tom Davis, Field & Stream, 18 June 2020 All poisonous and venomous animals are prohibited, with the exception of live scorpions, provided those scorpions are intended for use in medical research or the production of antivenin. Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2020 When a test came back positive for rattlesnake venom, the vet gave her antivenin, then placed her in a crate to rest. Tom Davis, Field & Stream, 18 June 2020 Doctors at Chickasaw gave me six vials of antivenin before deciding to transfer me again—this time to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, which was a two-hour drive. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, 23 July 2014 See More

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First Known Use of antivenin

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Antivenin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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an·​ti·​ven·​in | \ -ˈven-ən How to pronounce antivenin (audio) \

Medical Definition of antivenin

: an antitoxin to a venom also : an antiserum containing such an antitoxin

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