Captan meaning

kăp'tən, -tăn'
A carcinogenic white solid, C9 H8 Cl3 NO2 S, used as an agricultural fungicide and bacteriostat.
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A white powder, C9H8Cl3NO2S, used as a fungicide on fruits, flowers, etc.
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A particular phthalimide fungicide.
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Ethyl mercaptan.
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Origin of captan

  • Short for mercaptan
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition