Definition of soman in English:

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soman

Pronunciation: /ˈsōmən/
(also Soman)

noun

A lethal organophosphorus nerve gas, developed in Germany during World War II.
Example sentences
  • Another experiment in the same year involved dripping liquid soman and two other nerve gases, sarin and GF, onto 396 men - but it went horribly wrong.
  • This target list usually included sarin, soman, mustard, lewisite, cyclosarin, and fats, oils and wax to name a few.
  • We conclude that HuBChE stabilization by covalent modification with soman is due to an increase in the free energy of the unfolded state.

Origin

1950s: from German, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: so·man

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