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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It is curious, too, to note that echidnas also possess spurs but their venom gland is non-functional.
▪ In its dorsal and pectoral fins this fish has spines equipped with venom glands.
▪ The snake's venom glands are modified salivary glands, and the venom modified saliva.
▪ Almost all the major fins possess spines and venom glands.
▪ The venom glands are modified salivary glands located in the lower jaws.
▪ The venom gland contracts and the venom shoots through a special canal into the wound.
▪ The fangs are hollow and are linked to a venom gland.
▪ The hollow spur is connected to a venom gland situated behind the knee, and can inflict an agonising wound.
▪ Suzanne reacted with angry venom.
▪ And the venom that had collected in my blood that day was neutralized by the sight of her.
▪ Black widow venom affects the muscles, and may cause severe cramping in the abdomen and other parts of the body.
▪ Her sense of humor cuts through the venom.
▪ Psychoactive venom of some sort, Jazzbeaux had heard.
▪ Snake venom is usually clear yellow and is dangerous only if it gets into the bloodstream.
▪ The venom of many snakes, especially cobras, acts as a hallucinogen, producing ecstatic visions.
▪ The snake's venom glands are modified salivary glands, and the venom modified saliva.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Venom \Ven"om\, n. [OE. venim, OF. venim, F. venin, L. veneum. Cf. Venenate.]

  1. Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging.

    Or hurtful worm with cankered venom bites.

  2. Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality.
    --Chaucer. ``The venom of such looks.''

    Syn: Venom; virus; bane. See Poison.


Venom \Ven"om\, v. t. [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.] To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison. [R.] ``Venomed vengeance.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., venim, venym, "poison secreted by some animals and transferred by biting," from Anglo-French and Old French venim, venin "poison; malice," from Vulgar Latin *venimen (source also of Italian veleno, Spanish veneno), from Latin venenum "poison," earlier (pre-classical) "drug, medical potion," also "charm, seduction," probably originally "love potion," from PIE *wenes-no-, from root *wen- (1) "to strive after, wish, desire" (see Venus). Variously deformed in post-Latin languages, apparently by dissimilation. Modern spelling in English from late 14c. The meaning "bitter, virulent feeling or language" is first recorded c.1300.


n. 1 A poison carried by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter. 2 (context figuratively English) feeling or speech marked by spite or malice. vb. To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.

  1. n. toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

  2. feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness]


Venom is a form of toxin secreted by an animal for the purpose of causing harm to another. Venom is injected into victims by means of a bite, sting, or other sharp body feature, which differentiates it from poison (that is absorbed, consumed, or inhaled).

The potency of different venoms varies; lethal venoms are often characterised by the median lethal dose (LD, LD50, or LD-50), expressed in terms of mass fraction (e.g., milligrams of toxin per kilogram of body mass), that will kill 50% of the target of a specified type (e.g., laboratory mice).

Utilization of venom across a large number of species demonstrates an example of convergent evolution and a homoplastic trait. It is difficult to conclude exactly how this trait came to be so intensely widespread and diversified. The multigene families that encode the toxins of venomous animals are actively selected on, creating more diverse toxins with specific functions. Venoms adapt to their environment and victims and accordingly evolve to become maximally efficient on a predator’s particular prey (particularly the precise ion channels within the prey). Consequently, venoms become specialized to an animal’s standard diet.

Venomous animals resulted in 57,000 human deaths in 2013, down from 76,000 deaths in 1990.

Venom (band)

Venom are an English heavy metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums— Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal subgenre: black metal.

Venom (2005 film)

Venom is a 2005 American voodoo horror-of-the-demonic horror film starring Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, Meagan Good, D.J. Cotrona and Method Man. This was the last Dimension Films to be distributed by Disney before the former left Miramax Films to become part of The Weinstein Company in 2005.

Venom (1981 film)

Venom is a 1981 British horror film directed by Piers Haggard, written by Robert Carrington, based on Alan Scholefield's novel of the same name, and starring Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, and Sarah Miles.

Venom (disambiguation)

Venom is a class of animal toxins.

Venom or Venomous may refer to:

  • Venom clade, also known as Toxicofera, a group of reptiles containing snakes and some lizard families
  • VeNom Coding Group, a standardization in the names and terms used in veterinary medicine
  • Venom Energy Drink
  • Bell UH-1Y Venom, also called the Super Huey, a utility helicopter primarily used by the USMC
  • de Havilland Venom, a jet-powered fighter-bomber in service from 1952 to 1967
  • Devil's venom, a nickname coined by Soviet rocket scientists for their dangerous liquid rocket fuel mixture
  • , the name of more than one ship of the British Royal Navy

  • Velocette Venom, a 500cc model of Velocette motorcycle made in Britain
  • Hennessey Venom GT, one of the world's fastest production cars
Venom (comics)

Venom, or the Venom Symbiote, is an alias used by several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man. Venom made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988). Venom was originally conceived as a supervillain, but has since become more of an antihero. Venom is a symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form. As with real world symbiotes, it requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. After bonding, the symbiote endows its enhanced powers upon the host. When the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as "Venom".

The Venom Symbiote's first known host was Spider-Man, who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature. The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts, most notably Eddie Brock, its second and most infamous host, with whom it first became Venom and one of Spider-Man's archenemies. According to S.H.I.E.L.D., it is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity, alongside Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Red Skull.

Comics journalist and historian Mike Conroy writes of the character: "What started out as a replacement costume for Spider-Man turned into one of the Marvel web-slinger's greatest nightmares." Venom was ranked as the 22nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time in IGN's list of the top 100 comic villains. IGN also ranked Mac Gargan's incarnation of Venom as #17 in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers", while the Flash Thompson incarnation was ranked as #27. The character was listed as #33 on Empire Magazines 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters.

Venom (Transformers)

Venom is a fictional character in the Transformers universes.

Venom (song)

"Venom" is a song as well as an EP by The Shermans, released as their second single on April 13, 2009.

Venom (Awesome Snakes album)

Venom is the debut album by punk rock band Awesome Snakes, released in 2006 on Crustacean Records.

Venom (comic book)

Venom is the title of several American comic book series published by Marvel Comics focusing on the various heroic and villainous incarnations of the character Venom, which have usually consisting of a human host and amorphous alien being called a symbiote. The first incarnation of the character was the one created by the first human host to the symbiote, Eddie Brock, and—since 2011—its current host, Flash Thompson). Beginning with Venom: Lethal Protector, eighteen limited series following Brock's adventures were published monthly between February 1993 and January 1998. A monthly Venom series began publication in 2003, following a new character, Patricia Robertson, and a clone of the original symbiote. The series concluded in 2004 after 18 issues. In 2011 another monthly series, following the adventures of Flash Thompson, was launched. The series concluded in October 2013 with its forty-second issue.

Venom (Bullet for my Valentine song)

Venom is a Power Ballad by Welsh metalcore band Bullet For My Valentine, released as the fifth single and title track from their fifth studio album, Venom, and was released on 16 October 2015.

Venom (2014 film)

Venom is a 2014 American mystery, sci-fi, thriller, short film written by Michael McAdam.

Venom (Bullet for My Valentine album)

Venom is the fifth studio album by the Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine, released on 14 August 2015 via RCA Records, their second and last album under the label. It is the first album by the band since the departure of bassist Jason "Jay" James, which was announced in February 2015 while the band was recording the album. Jamie Mathias was announced as his replacement on 18 May 2015, along with the album's title, release date and release of the album's first single, "No Way Out".

"No Way Out" and "Broken" were premiered live during the band's headlining performance at the Camden Rocks Festival in London on 30 May 2015. The second and third singles, "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)" and "Army of Noise", were released on 29 June and 17 July 2015, respectively. Another two songs, "Playing God" and "Worthless" were released respectively on 10 August and 13 August 2015. The whole album was made available for streaming on YouTube on 14 August 2015.

Usage examples of "venom".

Indeed, as the most revolutionary and uncompromising innovator, Anarchism must needs meet with the combined ignorance and venom of the world it aims to reconstruct.

In the process, Vonnegut reviews with bright venom the apotheoses of advertising, Chamber of Commercism, joinerism, and vulgarity that the new society has arrived at, with particular emphasis on the moral climate of the time.

Paris, apathy which seeks stimulation, lament without talent, a mimicry of strength, the venom of past disappointments which excites to cynicism, and spits upon all that enlarges and grows, misconceives all necessary authority, rejoicing in its embarrassments, and will not hold to any social form.

Her half-loaded venom sack stretched painfully against the molting skin as her glands burned with a sullen fire, oozing thick venom into her sack.

A pair of furious Hinds montane vipers struck out repeatedly, shooting venom into two of the men, who wailed and reeled back, sucking at the fang marks to pull the poison from their systems.

They are not with you a morose and gloomy sullenness brooding over imaginary wrongs, and collecting venom and malice from every corner to the heart.

The pale phosphorescence of the carvings gleaming on his naked limbs, Tsabrak spat venom onto his blade.

Thus prioritized, I checked my notes, and started putting together a couple of potions that would offer me a few hours of protection from the narcotic venom of the Red Court.

While no pyrogenic species are to be found in the British Isles, despite many attempts on the part of our breeders to induce this most valuable trait, so deadly to our shipping in the persons of the French Flamme-de-Gloire and the Spanish Flecha-del-Fuego, the native Sharpspitter breed is notable for producing a venom to incapacitate its prey.

In both Houses of Congress, upon all possible occasions, they had been striving, as they still strove, with the venom of their widelycirculated speeches, to poison the loyal Northern and Border-State mind, in the hope that the renomination of Mr.

To cloud celestially sown, Ran venom of what nourishment Her dark sustainer subterrene Supplied her, stretched supine on the rack, Alive in the shrewd nerves, the seething brains, Under derisive revels, prone As one clamped fast, with the interminable senseless blent.

You feel like trying to escape, remember that the amphicyons are outside and so are the sabertooth cats and a really trick orange salamander the size of a collie dog with venom like a king cobra Have a nice rest.

With equal haste and violence, the Oriental synod of fifty bishops degraded Cyril and Memnon from their episcopal honors, condemned, in the twelve anathemas, the purest venom of the Apollinarian heresy, and described the Alexandrian primate as a monster, born and educated for the destruction of the church.

But he also thought about his wife, and taking a hypodermic needle from the table, he injected himself with the exact quantity of venom he would have received from the stings of five toxic bees - the maximum the antidote could suppress without causing blindness.

The one feature of The Mountain that shed the brownest horror on its woods was the existence of the terrible region known as Rattlesnake Ledge, and still tenanted by those damnable reptiles, which distil a fiercer venom under our cold northern sky than the cobra himself in the land of tropical spices and poisons.