Definition of Tabun

1. Noun. The first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.

Exact synonyms: Ga
Generic synonyms: Organophosphate Nerve Agent



Definition of Tabun

1. Noun. (organic compound) An extremely toxic nerve agent; a clear, tasteless liquid, molecular formula C5H11N2O2P. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tabun

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tabun

1. Dimethylphosphoramidocyanidic acid, ethyl ester;an extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor; the lethal dose for man is believed to be as low as 0.01 mg per kg; median lethal dosage (respiratory) is about 40 mg. Min/m3 for resting men. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tabun

tabularly
tabulata
tabulatable
tabulate
tabulated
tabulates
tabulating
tabulation
tabulations
tabulator
tabulators
tabule
tabuli
tabulis
tabulæ rasæ
tabun (current term)
tabuns
tabus
tac
tacahout
tacahouts
tacamahac
tacamahaca
tacamahacs
tacan
tacans
tacaribe complex viruses
tacaribe virus
tacaud
tace

Literary usage of Tabun

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1. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"To determine detoxification of tabun by non-specific binding, the activity ... serve as a protective mechanism against tabun toxicity by reducing the amount ..."

2. History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century by Henry Hoyle Howorth, Ernest George Ravenstein (1876)
"The Khan kept, his word except as to doing homage in person. This was undertaken for him by his cousin Dural tabun and two of his brothers-in-law named ..."

3. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"tabun is a transparent, colorless liquid. The industrial product is a brown liquid with a ... tabun dissolves poorly in water but well in organic solvents; ..."

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