dioxin

noun di·ox·in \ (ˌ)dī-ˈäk-sən \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of dioxin

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

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circa 1919

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


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dioxin

noun di·ox·in \ (ˈ)dī-ˈäk-sən \

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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