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captan

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Pronunciation: /ˈkapt(ə)n
 
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Definition of captan in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic fungicide and insecticide derived from a mercaptan.
Example sentences
  • Examples of fungicides include captan, maneb, zeneb, dinocap, folpet, pentachlorphenol, methyl bromide, carbon bisulfide, and chlorothalonil (Bravo).
  • The seed treatment fungicides with the highest toxicity level to Rhizobium inoculants are captan and thiram.
  • Although captan and thiram are beneficial in suppressing leather rot, they will not provide adequate control if an epidemic develops.

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