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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous liquid, C4H10FO2P, that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The neurotoxin O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate, used as a chemical weapon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase

Etymologies

German, originally a code name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the initials of its creators, Gerhard Schrader (1903–1990), Ambros, Rüdiger and Van der Linde. (Wiktionary)

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