One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A water-soluble powder which is a fungicide formerly sprayed on the leaves of plants but now applied to soil to protect against certain root rots; disodium ethylenebisdithiocarbamate, (NaS·CS·NH·CH₂—)₂.
1950s; earliest use found in Phytopathology. From Na + -bam-.
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