an·​ti·​ven·​om ˌan-tē-ˈve-nəm How to pronounce antivenom (audio)

Examples of antivenom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recombinant snake antivenoms get closer to the clinic Premium Times. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2024 Treatment may involve inducing vomiting to remove the scorpion from your dog's system, other measures to alleviate symptoms or antivenom. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2024 Then there’s the regulatory approval process, which is ill-defined for next-generation antivenoms. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2024 To develop most antivenoms, scientists inject horses or other animals with doses of the snake venom and harvest the antibodies their immune systems produce as a result—a process that is both dangerous and limiting. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Mar. 2024 Experts then milk the collected spiders for their venom so the material can be used to produce life-saving antivenom for humans. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 The spider has a venom packed with 40 different toxic proteins and its raw venom is the only way to make life-saving antivenom. USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 He was treated with antivenom and taken to a children’s hospital, the fire department’s Captain Dave Folio told McClatchy News. Helena Wegner, Sacramento Bee, 5 Apr. 2024 This can help medical personnel determine the appropriate antivenom to administer. The Arizona Republic, 23 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antivenom was in 1904

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“Antivenom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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an·​ti·​ven·​om ˌant-i-ˈven-əm How to pronounce antivenom (audio)

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