captan

noun
cap·​tan | \ ˈkap-ˌtan How to pronounce captan (audio) \

Definition of captan

: a fungicide C9H8Cl3NO2S used on agricultural crops

First Known Use of captan

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for captan

short for mercaptan

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“Captan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captan. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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