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sarin

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noun sa·rin \ˈsär-ən, ˈser-; zä-ˈrēn\

Definition of sarin

  1. :  an extremely toxic chemical weapon C4H10FO2P that is used as a lethal nerve gas —called also GB



Origin of sarin

German


First Known Use: 1951


Medical Dictionary

sarin

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noun sa·rin \ˈsär-ən, zä-ˈrēn\

Medical Definition of sarin

  1. :  an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C4H10FO2P that is a powerful cholinesterase inhibitor—called also GB




Learn More about sarin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sarin" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "sarin"


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