non·​ven·​om·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈve-nə-məs How to pronounce nonvenomous (audio) \

Definition of nonvenomous

: not venomous a nonvenomous snake

Examples of nonvenomous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Case in point: Corn snakes, a popular, nonvenomous pet which winds around prey constrictor-style, love dining on mice. Adam Hadhazy, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home," 9 Mar. 2021 Boa constrictors are a nonvenomous tropical snake capable of swallowing their prey whole. Chron, "Whoa! Boa constrictor found in car dashboard," 3 Feb. 2021 But around month ago, the wildlife-loving pharmaceutical researcher just had to get hands-on with a small nonvenomous snake for its own good. René A. Guzman,, "Checkered garter snake a gentle, gorgeous snake that’s common in San Antonio," 30 Sep. 2020 Like most Texas snakes, checkered garter snakes are nonvenomous. René A. Guzman,, "Checkered garter snake a gentle, gorgeous snake that’s common in San Antonio," 30 Sep. 2020 Tait found the culprits – a pair of nonvenomous carpet pythons – slithering through his bedroom and living room. Fox News, "Australian man finds 2 huge pythons in home after they crash through kitchen ceiling," 2 Sep. 2020 Rainbow snakes are harmless (nonvenomous), according to the museum. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "A rare, 'cryptic' rainbow snake was spotted in a Florida forest for the first time since 1969," 25 Feb. 2020 The green anaconda is nonvenomous but may bite if frightened, the SPCA warned on Facebook. Fox News, "New York man finds missing anaconda in van dashboard," 18 July 2019 Bullsnakes, also known as gopher snakes, are nonvenomous and can grow 4-8 feet in length, according to Minnesota Wildlife Control. Fox News, "Giant bullsnake found in Minnesota home’s bathtub, officials say," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonvenomous

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvenomous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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non·​ven·​om·​ous | \ -ˈven-ə-məs How to pronounce nonvenomous (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonvenomous

: not venomous

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