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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.]
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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
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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]
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dioxin

Any of dozens of highly toxic contaminants of products including or involving chlorinated phenols.
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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
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Translations

dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] Ndioxina f
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dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] ndioxine f
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dioxin

nDioxin nt
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dioxin

n dioxina
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References in periodicals archive ?
Other possible causes suggested are: environmen- tal conditions, premature birth, perinatal compli- cations, exposure to dioxine by prolonged breast- feeding, respiratory diseases and oxygen shortage of the ameloblasts, calcium and phosphate meta- bolic troubles, oxygen starvation associated to low birth weight and febrile childhood diseases.
In order to extract dioxine from heat-treated polyester ash, following procedures were adopted: about 10 g of heat-treated polyester ash were taken in a conical flask and add 100 mL solvents like DMSO for 24 h and filtered.
The airborne emissions of PAHs (2003) have been shown to be comparable to PAHs concentrations in the urban air, and the dioxine emissions (2007) have been close to the detection limit, 4 pg/[m.sup.3] [13,14].
[beaucoup moins que]Les bebes, les enfants et les personnes asthmatiques sont les plus enclines a subir les effets nuisibles de la decharge avec l'incineration des dechets et l'emission du dioxine. Certains produits comme le goudron ou les residus de pneu peuvent avoir de facheuses consequences[beaucoup plus grand que], dit-il.
Treated wood should not be used as a fuel source because of emission problems (dioxine or other harmful substances).
ROBIN, Marie-Monique (2008) Le Monde selon Monsanto: De la dioxine aux OGM, une multinational qui vous veut du bien, Paris, La Decouverte.