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venomous

 [ven´ah-mus]
poisonous.

venomous

(vĕn′ə-məs)
adj.
a. Secreting and transmitting venom: a venomous snake.
b. Full of or containing venom: a venomous substance.

ven′om·ous·ly adv.
ven′om·ous·ness n.

venomous

(ven′ŏ-mŭs) [ venom + -ous]
1. Poisonous.
2. Pert. to animals or insects that have venom-secreting glands.

venomous

secreting poison; poisonous.
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