dioxane

noun
di·ox·ane | \dī-ˈäk-ˌsān \
variants: or less commonly dioxan \-ˌsan, -sən \

Definition of dioxane 

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

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The talk at parties was about a toxic plume from a landfill, dioxane, and contaminants in the soil from a nearby nuclear laboratory. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A Users Guide to Bottled Water," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of dioxane

1912, in the meaning defined above

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dioxane

noun
di·ox·ane | \dī-ˈäk-ˌsān \
variants: also dioxan \-sən, -ˌsan \

Medical Definition of dioxane 

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

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