Definition of soman
: an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C7H16FO2P similar to sarin in action
Origin and Etymology of soman
First Known Use: 1951
Medical Definition of soman
: 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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