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dioxin

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noun di·ox·in \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-sən\

Simple Definition of dioxin

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dioxin

  1. :  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

Circa 1919

First Known Use of dioxin

circa 1919


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dioxin

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noun di·ox·in \(ˈ)dī-ˈäk-sən\

Medical Definition of dioxin

  1. :  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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