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captan

[kap-tan, -tuh n] /ˈkæp tæn, -tən/
noun
1.
a powder, C 9 H 8 Cl 3 NO 2 S, of white to cream color, used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
Origin of captan
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; shortening of mercaptan
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