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soman

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noun, often capitalized so·man \ˈsō-mən\

Definition of soman

  1. :  an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C7H16FO2P similar to sarin in action



Origin of soman

German


First Known Use: 1951

Rhymes with soman


Medical Dictionary

soman

noun so·man \ˈsō-mən\

Medical Definition of soman

  1. :  an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C7H16FO2P with potent anticholinesterase activity that is used especially as a nerve gas and that in large doses may result in loss of consciousness, convulsions, paralysis, and failure of the respiratory system



Variants of soman

or Soman

Learn More about soman

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


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