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

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The antivenom required to treat this particular snakebite is in store at a nearby Duesseldorf hospital in the event someone is bitten, officials said. Linda Givetash, NBC News, "Deadly cobra on the loose in German town, 30 residents evacuated," 29 Aug. 2019 The facility was seeking an antivenom to administer to Kalliath. Fox News, "Toronto zoo saves woman bitten by venomous snake in Thailand," 26 June 2019 Medical attention means receiving an injection of antivenom serum. Tom Stienstra,, "Rattlesnake season is here. Be prepared.," 28 June 2019 The man received the antivenom, according to the Detroit Free Press, though his condition remains unclear at this time. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Michigan man hospitalized for rare cobra bite; officials scramble to find antivenom," 31 July 2018 Today’s antivenom isn’t so different from the stuff developed in the 1890s by French scientist Albert Calmette. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "A Rattle with Death in Yosemite," 20 June 2018 Godwin also set up a GoFundMe to raise some money for owners of dogs who can't afford antivenom for their dogs after being bitten. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "'Hero' puppy takes on rattlesnake bite, saving owner, during walk," 2 July 2018 Sutcliffe said her husband needed 26 doses of antivenom, where a normal patient gets two to four. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Texas man allegedly bites tail off rattlesnake, releases it in neighbor's home: report," 2 July 2018 According to The Washington Post’s Allyson Chiu, Jennifer immediately started driving Jeremy to the hospital, calling 911 in hopes of locating a nearby facility that had the appropriate antivenom. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Why Rattlesnakes Are Just as Dangerous Dead or Alive," 8 June 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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