dioxin

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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