Definition of propham in English:

propham

Pronunciation /ˈprəʊfam/

noun

Farming
  • A selective herbicide and plant growth inhibitor used especially to control weeds among crops and to retard the sprouting of stored potatoes.

    Chemical name: isopropyl phenylcarbamate; C₆H₅NHCOOCH(CH₃)₂.

Origin

1950s. From pro- + ph- + -am-, after isopropyl N-phenylcarbamate, former chemical name of the substance.