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Posted By:PK

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2010-06-25 19:48:55
Not to disagree with Professor, but the difference between a poison and venom is fairly simple. For something to be poisonous, it must be absorbed and/or ingested. Venom is administered through some sort of delivery system (a bite, a sting, a scratch, ect). For example, some mushrooms are poisonous. Some frogs are poisonous. Some fish are both poisonous, but not venomous (Fugu Fish). Some snakes are venomous, but not poisonous (provided you remove the glands prior to ingestion). I hope this helps!
2010-05-19 11:06:02
one question : how many legs dose a centipede have?
2010-05-19 11:04:49
2010-02-22 02:56:31
There isn't much difference in common usgage, though generally venom conotes poison that comes from an animal such as a snake or spider, though we identify both snakes and spiders whose venom is dangerous as poisonous. May not be much sense or logic to it, but that's the English language for you. Both words entered Middle English from French seven or eight hundred years ago, and both are ultimately derived from Latin. 'Poison' came from the Latin 'potio' or 'potion' which meant the act of drinking, and is obviously cognate with our word 'potion' as well as with 'potable.' The Latin root of 'venom' was 'venenum' which meant a drug , or poison, and may have ultimately derived from 'venus,' referring to romantic love. Thus, a 'love potion.'
2010-02-22 02:06:54
Whats the difference between poison and venom?
2010-02-21 18:40:53
You are crazy! How long have you had this pet? How do you keep it from biting you?
2008-02-29 01:12:31
Nope, but it is venomous. Probably not venomous enough to harm people though. All centipedes are carnivorous, and their first legs are modified into "jaws" to grab prey and inject them with venom.
2008-02-29 00:18:49
isn't this shit poisonous?