Definition of soman in English:

soman

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊmən
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A lethal organophosphorus nerve gas, developed in Germany during the Second World War.
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    • 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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