Definition of maneb in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanɛb/


[mass noun]
A white compound used as a fungicidal powder on vegetables and fruit.
  • Chemical formula: C4H6N2S4Mn.
Example sentences
  • The Rochester team studied the effects of a mixture of two common agrochemicals, the herbicide paraquat and the fungicide maneb.
  • Researchers also show that low levels of maneb, a fungicide commonly used in farming, can injure the antioxidant system in those same types of cells.
  • The commonly used fungicides are maneb, mancozeb, daconil and copper-oxychloride.


From elements of the name man(ganese) e(thylene) b(isdithiocarbamate).

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