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venom

 [ven´om]
poison, especially a toxic substance normally secreted by a serpent, insect, or other animal.
Russell's viper venom the venom of Vipera russelli (Russell's viper), which acts in vitro as an intrinsic thromboplastin and is useful in defining deficiencies of coagulation factor X.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ven·om

(ven'ŏm),
A poisonous fluid secreted by snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc.
[M. Eng. and O. Fr. venim, fr. L. venenum, poison]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

venom

(vĕn′əm)
n.
A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted to prey or to attackers by a bite or sting.
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venom

Toxicology A poisonous substance produced by an insect or animal, stored in specific sacs and sundry sites, and released by biting or stinging; venoms, the original biological weapons, are used for defense and to capture prey. See Snake venom, Yellow jacket venom.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ven·om

(ven'ŏm)
A toxin secreted by snakes, spiders, scorpions, and other cold-blooded animals.
[M. Eng. and O. Fr. venim, fr. L. venenum, poison]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

venom

Poison produced by scorpions, some jellyfish, some fish, a few snakes, some toads, the Gila monster, some spiders and a few insects such as bees, wasps or hornets. Venoms act in various ways and may affect either the nervous system, to cause paralysis, or the blood to cause either widespread clotting or bleeding. Venoms are seldom fatal except in very young or debilitated people.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Venom

A poisonous substance secreted by an animal, usually delivered through a bite or a sting.
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lanceolatus venom. NHS (dilution 1:80 (a), 1:4 (b), and 1:25 (c)) was incubated with several concentrations of B.
Even though whole body solvent-soak extraction is often used for fire ant venom alkaloid analysis, some researchers have questioned whether soaking the whole body in hexane can accurately recover the same venom composition that is released from the sting.
Farook, who hails from Sri Lanka and has been working with experts and herpetologists from different countries over the past few decades, added that there is evidence that snake venom can be used for the cure of many diseases.
Determination of median lethal dose (LD50) for mice: Lethal potency of venom was determined by probit analysis method as recommended by World Health Organization (WHO, 1981).
In the comic books, the Life Foundation kidnaps Venom to extract five of his seeds to make new symbiotes: Agony, Phage, Lasher, Scream and Riot.
Then I hit on the idea of illustrating Venom as a shadow, a metaphor for a person's dark side, which I think all of us have, we just don't show or acknowledge it.
And with Venom, I could do it in both fantasy and reality.
Maqsood: The two of us have to work together to extract venom. It requires a lot of concentration and collaboration.
He said he read the script and fell in love with Venom, adding that he was "a bit of a geek with acting".
He said: "Venom is, by far - for me, I don't want to upset anyone - I think he's the coolest Marvel superhero there is.
"Venom of cobra snake was found in one of the jars, off-white colour powder in another jar while white colour substance in remaining jar," he said, adding that the estimated value of the cobra venom is Taka 25 crore.
Snakes with fixed fangs usually use neurotoxic venom which affects the nervous system and breathing, while other species have folded fangs which are only used when attacking prey or threats.