antivenin etymology

English word antivenin comes from English anti-, English venin

Detailed word origin of antivenin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
venin English (eng) (biochemistry) A (supposedly identical) toxic substance obtained by the cleavage of an albumose.. (biochemistry) A toxic substance found in the venom of poisonous snakes.
antivenin English (eng) A serum containing antivenins.. An antitoxin for treating bites from venomous animals as such as snakes and spiders.

Words with the same origin as antivenin

Descendants of anti-
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