antivenom etymology

English word antivenom comes from English venom, English anti-

Detailed word origin of antivenom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
venom English (eng) (obsolete) Poisonous, poisoned; (figuratively) pernicious. (figuratively) Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice.. A poison carried by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging. (obsolete) To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.
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.
antivenom English (eng) Antivenin.

Words with the same origin as antivenom

Descendants of anti-
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