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'Antivenin', the medication used to treat people bitten by a snake, is now called "antivenom". But not by me!

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Not to be captious, but I believe that such animals are actually ovoviviparous. (Or maybe I just like the sound of it.) Viviparous animals give birth to live young, as do mammals; ovoviviparous animals brood their eggs internally and deliver them after they have been hatched. Those that deliver eggs are oviparous. Perhaps the difference between ovoviviparous and viviparous mechanisms was not known at the time.

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Originally Posted By: Jane Luckner
'Antivenin', the medication used to treat people bitten by a snake, is now called "antivenom". But not by me!


Just asking. What do you call it?

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Originally Posted By: csmoore
Not to be captious, but I believe that such animals are actually ovoviviparous. (Or maybe I just like the sound of it.) Viviparous animals give birth to live young, as do mammals; ovoviviparous animals brood their eggs internally and deliver them after they have been hatched. Those that deliver eggs are oviparous. Perhaps the difference between ovoviviparous and viviparous mechanisms was not known at the time.



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ANTIVENIN is the proper term used by all those who know what they are talking about.


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From Wikipedia:
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In 1981, the World Health Organization decided that the preferred terminology in the English language would be venom and antivenom rather than venin and antivenin or venen and antivenene.

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Read this link for clarification: - Mechanism of Antivenom


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