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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a. Secreting and transmitting venom: a venomous snake.
b. Full of or containing venom: a venomous substance.
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venomous(ven′ŏ-mŭs) [ venom + -ous]
2. Pert. to animals or insects that have venom-secreting glands.
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