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 and Etymology of soman

German


First Known Use: 1951


Medical Dictionary

soman

noun so·man \ˈsō-mən\
variants: or

Soman

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


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