Definition of thiram in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈθʌɪram


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A synthetic sulphur-containing compound used as a fungicide and seed protectant.
    • Chemical formula: (CH3)2NCSS2SCN(CH3)2
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    • The seed treatment fungicides with the highest toxicity level to Rhizobium inoculants are captan and thiram.
    • These seed test results reinforce the need for growers to be aware of management practices for anthracnose, particularly to ensure that seed for this year's crop has been treated with a seed dressing containing thiram.
    • ‘It is the active constituents of carboxin plus thiram that gives this seed treatment an edge over others,’ she said


1950s: from thio-, (u)r(ea), and am(ine), elements of the systematic name.

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