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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 ?
regulations." Whereas dioxins were unwanted by-products of certain manufacturing processes, PCB was a patented product that was very profitable for Monsanto.
Release date- 26082019 - Thermo Fisher Scientific is showcasing its comprehensive collection of advanced gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) solutions for the validated quantification of dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food and feed during the 39th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (DIOXIN 2019), being held August 25-30, at Booth #P1 in the Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan.
Keywords: Sorption; Desorption, Dioxins; Soil series; Environmental risk.
'Unless safe technologies are installed and environmental managers execute monitoring protocols, these solutions will inevitably produce dioxins,' wrote Kimberlie Quitasol in a news report, which was published by Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Kido added that they know exposure to dioxins has an impact on hormones and they wanted to know if this was being passed through generations and potentially putting babies at risk in these areas.
Investigators now report that dioxins may delay pubertal onset in boys, with stronger associations among boys with specific SNPs [EHP 121(1):111-117; Humblet et al.].
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said higher than normal levels of the potentially cancer-causing dioxins were found in milk.
The Thermo Scientific DFS High Resolution GC/MS (HRGC/HRMS system) achieves the lower levels of detection required with dioxins. Even difficult sample types with heavy matrix effects can be successfully analyzed.
Pork products from Ireland were recalled in December after it was determined that they contained elevated levels of dioxins. The Irish recall later lead to the Chinese government banning all imports of pork from Ireland.
Dioxins, known to increase the likelihood of cancer in humans, were the prime ingredient in the controversial 'Agent Orange' used by the Americans to defoliate forests in the Vietnam War.
Dioxins and furans are among the most toxic substances known.