tabun

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noun ta·bun \ˈtä-ˌbu̇n\

Definition of tabun

  1. :  an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C5H11N2O2P similar to sarin in action

Origin and Etymology of tabun

German


First Known Use: 1948


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tabun

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noun ta·bun \ˈtä-ˌbu̇n\

Medical Definition of tabun

  1. :  a liquid organic phosphorus ester C5H11N2O2P that acts as a nerve gas


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