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dioxin

noun di·ox·in \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-sən\

: a poisonous chemical that is sometimes used in farming and industry

Full Definition of DIOXIN

:  any of several persistent toxic heterocyclic hydrocarbons that occur especially as by-products of various industrial processes (as pesticide manufacture and paper making) and waste incineration; especially :  tcdd

First Known Use of DIOXIN

circa 1919

dioxin

noun di·ox·in \(ˈ)dī-ˈäk-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIOXIN

:  any of several persistent toxic heterocyclic hydrocarbons that occur especially as by-products of various industrial processes (as pesticide manufacture and paper milling) and waste incineration; especially :  tcdd—see agent orange

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