captan

noun
cap·tan | \ˈkap-ˌtan \

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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