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thiram

[thahy-ram] /ˈθaɪ ræm/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a white, crystalline compound, C 6 H 12 N 2 S 4 , insoluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in benzene and acetone, used as a vulcanizer and accelerator for rubber and as a fungicide, bacteriostat, and seed disinfectant.
Origin of thiram
1945-1950
1945-50; alteration of thiuram, equivalent to thi(o)ur(ea) + -am, as in carbamyl or carbamic
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