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[thahy-ram] /ˈθaɪ ræm/
noun, Chemistry
a white, crystalline compound, C 6 H 12 N 2 S 4 , 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 Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Chemical control is seldom used, but the fungicide thiram has proven effective under experimental conditions.
  • Examples of appropriate names include thiram and captan.
  • thiram is an effective repellent that can be used only on ornamental plants.
  • Hardwood cuttings have been successfully rooted using a rooting hormone with thiram.
  • thiram, a stimulus used to condition aversions, was not strongly avoided in these trials.
  • thiram painted on some plant stems or bark reduces gnawing.

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