thiram

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

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