[ thahy-ram ]
/ ˈθaɪ ræm /

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline compound, C6H12N2S4, 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

1945–50; alteration of thiuram, equivalent to thi(o)ur(ea) + -am, as in carbamyl or carbamic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019