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ven·om·ous

venomous

 
pronunciation:
ve n ms
part of speech: adjective
definition: producing a fluid, called venom, that is a poison to humans and animals. A venomous animal, such as a venomous snake or scorpion, produces venom that the animal can put into another animal or human with its bite or sting.
A bite from a venomous spider can cause serious illness or even death.
derivations: venomously (adv.), venomousness (n.)