captan

noun

cap·​tan ˈkap-ˌtan How to pronounce captan (audio)
: a fungicide C9H8Cl3NO2S used on agricultural crops

Word History

Etymology

short for mercaptan

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of captan was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Captan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captan. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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