Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A black powder, C9H18FeN3S6, used as an agricultural fungicide.

Etymologies

From the chemical name fer(ric dimethyldithiocar)bam(ate).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • One of the most troublesome diseases affecting this species is anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, sometimes in association with other fungi, notably Botryodiplodia and Fusarium spp.; crop losses can sometimes amount to 70-80 per cent, but spraying at 10 day intervals with zineb or ferbam is stated to be effective.

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