venom

venom
A poisonous fluid secreted by snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc. [M. Eng. and O. Fr. venim, fr. L. venenum, poison]
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ven·om 'ven-əm n poisonous matter normally secreted by some animals (as snakes, scorpions, or bees) and transmitted to prey or an enemy chiefly by biting or stinging

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n.
the poisonous material produced by snakes, scorpions, spiders, and other animals for injecting into their prey or enemies. Some venoms produce no more than local pain and swelling; others produce more general effects and can prove lethal.

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ven·om (venґəm) [L. venenum poison] a poison, especially one secreted by an animal such as a snake or arthropod.

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