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{adj: deadly, venomous, virulent} extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
"venomous snakes"
"a virulent insect bite"

{adj: nonvenomous} not producing venom
"nonvenomous snakes"

{adj: venomed} full of malice or hate
"venomed remarks"

{n: anaphylactic shock} a severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure

{n: antivenin, antivenene} an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal

{n: black-necked cobra, spitting cobra, Naja nigricollis} aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness

{n: kokoi venom} a potent neurotoxin found in a particular frog

{n: malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom} feeling a need to see others suffer

{n: ophidism} poisoning by snake venom

{n: ringhals, rinkhals, spitting snake, Hemachatus haemachatus} highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet

{n: sea snake} any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick-acting venom

{n: snake venom} venom secreted by certain snakes

{n: venom} toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

{n: viper} venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw


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