nonpoisonous

[ poi-zuh-nuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF nonpoisonous
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(e) The poisonous portions are not distinguishable from the nonpoisonous, either macroscopically or microscopically.

Her second-stage rockets were also of the nonpoisonous variety, because she fired them at a bare 60,000 feet.

Several species of nonpoisonous snakes were more common but were nowhere really abundant.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from poison (n.) + -ous. Failed 16c. rivals were poisonsome, poisonful, poisony. Earlier poisoned was used (late 15c.). Related: Poisonously; poisonousness.

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