dioxane

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noun di·ox·ane \dī-ˈäk-ˌsān\
variants: or less commonly

dioxan

play \-ˌsan, -sən\

Definition of dioxane

  1. :  a flammable toxic liquid diether C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent

Origin and Etymology of dioxane

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1912


Medical Dictionary

dioxane

play
noun di·ox·ane \dī-ˈäk-ˌsān\
variants: also

dioxan

\-sən, -ˌsan\play play

Medical Definition of dioxane

  1. :  a flammable toxic liquid C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent and as a clearing agent for histological preparations


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