One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An insecticide and acaricide which has been used to treat scabies in humans and to eradicate ectoparasites in animals; tetraethylthiuram monosulphide, C₁₀H₂₀N₂S₃.
1950s. From mono- + sulfa- + -iram, after elements of the name of the chemical agent tetraethylthiuram monosulphide.
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