Glossary of Terms!
Venomous means having a venom-producing gland and is able to inflict a poisoned wound. Venom is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals. Generally, venom is injected by such means as a bite or a sting. Poison, by contrast, is ingested or inhaled by the victim.
Venom can also be found in some fish, such as the cartilaginous fishes – stingrays, sharks, and chimaeras – and the teleost fishes including monognathus eels, catfishes, stonefishes and waspfishes, scorpionfishes and lionfishes, gurnard perches, rabbitfishes, surgeonfishes, scats, stargazers, and weever.
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