Sarin definition

sârĭn
A poisonous liquid, C4 H10 FO2 P, that inhibits the activity of acetylcholinesterase and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.
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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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The neurotoxin O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate, used as a chemical weapon.
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A poisonous liquid, C4 H10 FO2 P, that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.
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A highly toxic nerve gas, C4H10FPO, which attacks the central nervous system, quickly bringing on convulsions and death.
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Origin of sarin

  • German originally a code name

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the initials of its creators, Gerhard Schrader (1903-1990), Ambros, Rüdiger and Van der Linde.

    From Wiktionary