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 Because fire officials don’t have the tools or time to relocate snakes, they usually are forced to kill them, even snakes that are nonvenomous. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 The snakes included venomous and nonvenomous varieties. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 Not all experts agree that the general public should be allowed to hunt for nonvenomous pythons, which seize prey with their teeth and kill by constricting their bodies. The Editors, Outside Online, 3 Feb. 2015 Officials said 124 snakes, both venomous and nonvenomous, were removed from the home. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 The head of the 10-foot nonvenomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice jars in the Sydney store. NBC News, 18 Aug. 2021 Eastern indigos are native to the southeastern U.S. and are considered the largest nonvenomous snake in the country. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021 A dozen more eastern indigo snakes were released Wednesday in northern Florida as part of ongoing efforts to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator to the region. Tiffini Theisen,, 26 May 2021 Case in point: Corn snakes, a popular, nonvenomous pet which winds around prey constrictor-style, love dining on mice. Adam Hadhazy, Popular Mechanics, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonvenomous

1834, in the meaning defined above

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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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