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venom (animal toxin)

Definition:

toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (for example, spiders and scorpions)

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Related to:

venomous

Plural:

venoms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Anglo-French and Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimen (compare Italian...
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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

venom [biochemistry]

the poisonous secretion of an animal, produced by specialized glands that are often associated with spines, teeth, stings, or other piercing devices. ... (22 of 417 words, 7 images)

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Wikipedia:

Venom

the general term referring to any variety of toxins used by certain types of animals that inject it into their victims by the means of a bite, sting or other sharp body feature. Unlike poison, which is ingested or inhaled, venom is usually delivered ... (44 of 1927 words, 1 image)

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Venom (disambiguation)

a class of animal toxins. Venom or Venomous may refer to: Venom clade, also known as Toxicofera, a group of reptiles containing snakes and some lizard families | VeNom Coding Group, a standardization in the names and terms used in veterinary medicine |... (41 of 389 words, 28 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

venom | malice [synonym, sense-specific] | spite [synonym, sense-specific] | venomless [adjective, derived]

a poisonous fluid secreted by such animals as certain snakes and scorpions and usually transmitted by a bite or sting | malice; spite (22 of 445 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

venom | zootoxin | poison glands

any of a variety of poisonous substances produced by animals. In poisonous snakes, venom is secreted in two poison glands, one on each side of the ... (26 of 314 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

envenom | embitter [synonym, sense-specific] | antagonize [synonym, sense-specific] | empoison [synonym, sense-specific] | aggravate [similar, sense-specific] | anger [similar, sense-specific] | enrage [similar, sense-specific] | incense [similar, sense-specific] | infuriate [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to make poisonous | "embitter" (4 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/envenom

venom [entry 1, noun] | ill will [synonym, sense-specific] | broadly [synonym, sense-specific] | malevolence [synonym, sense-specific] | bane [synonym, sense-specific] | toxic [synonym, sense-specific] | toxin [synonym, sense-specific] | poison [synonym, sense-specific] | cancer [similar, sense-specific] | ...

poisonous matter normally secreted by some animals (as snakes, scorpions, ... | "ill will", "malevolence" (14 of 133 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/venom

Oxford Dictionary:

venom | venomed [derived]

a poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and ... | extreme malice and bitterness shown in someone's attitudes, speech, or ... (22 of 93 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/venom

American Heritage Dictionary:

venom

A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted by a bite or sting. | A poison. | Malice; spite (24 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

venom

the poisonous fluid that some animals, as certain snakes and spiders, ... | something resembling or suggesting poison in its effect; spite; malice. | ... (22 of 54 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

venom

the poison secreted by some snakes, spiders, insects, etc., introduced into the body of the victim by bite or sting | [rare] poison of any kind | ... (25 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

venom [uncountable]

poison produced by some animals, especially snakes and insects | very strong anger or hate (14 of 43 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/venom

Wiktionary:

venom | venomed [past tense] | venoming [present participle] | venoms [3rd-person singular present] | atter [synonym, sense-specific]

A poison wielded by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter. | [figurative] Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice. | To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison. (35 of 42 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/venom

Cambridge Dictionary:

venom [entry 1]

a poisonous liquid which some snakes, insects, etc. produce when biting or stinging (13 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/venom 1

venom [entry 2, literary]

the expression of feelings of hatred or extreme anger (9 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/venom 2

Encarta Dictionary:

venom

a poisonous fluid produced by an animal and injected into prey or attackers ... | malice, spite, or vicious hostility (19 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733758​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

venom

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Anglo-French and Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimen (compare Italian veleno, Spanish veneno), from Latin ... (19 of 56 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

venom | venomed [past tense] | venoming [present participle] | venoms [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum, from Proto-Indo-European *wenes-no- ("lust, desire"), see also Sanskrit वनति ("gain, wish, erotic lust") and Latin... (27 of 28 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

venom

Origin: Middle English from Old French venim, variant of venin from Latin venenum, a poison, Indo-European *wenes-nom, love potion from *wenos: see "Venus"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

venom

Origin: Middle English venim, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *venīmen, from Latin venēnum, poison; see wen- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

venom

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French venim, from Latin venēnum poison, love potion; related to venus sexual love

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/venom

Oxford Dictionary:

venom

Origin: Middle English: from Old French venim, variant of venin, from an alteration of Latin venenum "poison"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/venom

Merriam-Webster:

venom [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English venim, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *venimen, alteration of Latin venenum magic charm, drug, poison; akin ... (20 of 25 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

venom

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French venim from Latin venenum "poison"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733758​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

venom | venomed [past tense] | venoming [present participle] | venoms [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venom"

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Collins Dictionary:

venom

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venom"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/venom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

venom [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "venom"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

venom [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "venom"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

venom [entry 2, literary]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "venom"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "venom"

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the Free Dictionary:

venom

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "venom"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "venom" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

venom | venoms [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "venom"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

venom

Audio: North American pronunciation of "venom"

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YourDictionary Audio:

venom

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "venom" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Venom

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Venom" by speech synthesizer

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