dioxin

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noun di·ox·in \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-sən\

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 papermaking) and waste incineration; especially :  tcdd

Circa 1919

First Known Use of dioxin

circa 1919


DIOXIN Defined for English Language Learners

dioxin

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noun di·ox·in \(ˌ)dī-ˈäk-sən\

Definition of dioxin for English Language Learners

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


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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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