sarin

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sarin (ˈsærɪn)
 
n
isopropyl methylphosphono-fluoridate: used in chemical warfare as a lethal nerve gas producing asphyxia. Formula: CH3P(O)(F)OCH(CH3)2
 
[C20: from German, from the surnames of its inventors, S(chrader), A(mbrose), R(udinger), and (van der L)in(de)]

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Sarin
type of odorless nerve gas, 1951, from Ger., of unknown origin. Other phosphorous compounds known in Germany by the end of World War II are called tabun and soman.
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sarin   (sâr'ĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A poisonous liquid that inhibits the body's ability to catalyze acetylcholine. It is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare. Chemical formula: C4H10FO2P.
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