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poisoning by snake venom.
Any toxic syndrome caused by the bite of a venemous snake.
[G. ophidion, dim. of ophis, a serpent]
ophidism/ophi·dism/ (o´fĭ-dizm) poisoning by snake venom.
poisoning by snake venom. Called also envenomation—properly the injection of the poison rather than the effects of the poison on the patient.