venin

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

venin (plural venins)

  1. (biochemistry) A toxic substance found in the venom of poisonous snakes.
  2. (biochemistry) A (supposedly identical) toxic substance obtained by the cleavage of an albumose.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for venin in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French venin, from Old French venin, venim, probably through a Vulgar Latin form *venīmen, from Latin venēnum, from a Proto-Italic *weneznom (lust, desire), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive, wish, love)

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venin m (plural venins)

  1. venom (poison)
  2. venom (feeling of malign or contempt)

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French venim.

Noun[edit]

venin m (plural venins)

  1. venom

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin venēnum, from a Proto-Italic *weneznom (lust, desire), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive, wish, love)

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venin n (plural veninuri)

  1. venom
  2. (figuratively) malice

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The plural form of this word is rare.

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