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thiram

[ thahy-ram ]
/ ˈθaɪ ræm /
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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.
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Origin of thiram

1945–50; alteration of thiuram, equivalent to thi(o)ur(ea) + -am, as in carbamyl or carbamic
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