noun \ˈkap-ˌtan\

Definition of CAPTAN

:  a fungicide C9H8Cl3NO2S used on agricultural crops

Origin of CAPTAN

short for mercaptan
First Known Use: 1952


Next Word in the Dictionary: captation
Previous Word in the Dictionary: captain's walk
All Words Near: captan

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up captan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).