captan

[ kap-tan, -tuhn ]
/ ˈkæp tæn, -tən /

noun

a powder, C9H8Cl3NO2S, of white to cream color, used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

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Origin of captan

First recorded in 1950–55; shortening of mercaptan
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