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di·ox·in

 (dī-ŏk′sĭn)
n.
Any of several carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic polychlorinated heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that can occur as impurities in petroleum-derived herbicides and as byproducts of manufacturing chemicals and burning fuels and waste.

[di- + ox(o)- + -in.]

dioxin

(daɪˈɒksɪn)
n
(Chemical Engineering) any of a number of mostly poisonous chemical by-products of the manufacture of certain herbicides and bactericides, esp the extremely toxic 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

di•ox•in

(daɪˈɒk sɪn)

n.
a general name for a family of chlorinated hydrocarbons, C12H4Cl4O2, esp. the isomer TCDD, a toxic by-product of pesticide manufacture. Compare Agent Orange.
[1965–70]

dioxin

Any of dozens of highly toxic contaminants of products including or involving chlorinated phenols.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dioxin - any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
Translations

dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] Ndioxina f

dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] ndioxine f

dioxin

nDioxin nt

dioxin

n dioxina
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The selected congeners were 1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (congener 1), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (congener 2), 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (congener 3) and 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (congener 4).
Teratology Studies with 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-P-dioxin. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 20: 396-403.
Tissue-specific expression of AHR2, ARNT2, and CYP1A in zebrafish embryos and larvae: effects of developmental stage and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin exposure.
Glover et al., "Resistance to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin toxicity and abnormal liver development in mice carrying a mutation in the nuclear localization sequence of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
In utero and lactational 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin exposure: effects on fetal and adult cardiac gene expression and adult cardiac and renal morphology.
Exposure and human health reassessment of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and related compounds.
And penta sold in the United States for uses such as preserving utility poles must now be manufactured under conditions that do not produce 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and that minimize the concentration of another toxic congener, 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.
One of the worst dioxins is 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD).
Thus, one picogram of the most toxic of the dioxins - 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) represents approximately 2 billion molecules!
That's because during the past three years, newspapers and magazines around the country published numerous stories overlooking the science involved and discounting the danger of exposure to the most toxic substance in the group: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), commonly known as dioxin.
In utero and lactational exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) induces a reduction in epididymal and ejaculated sperm number in rhesus monkeys.
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a widespread environmental contaminant that produces hepatotoxicity, although the mechanisms are poorly understood.

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