dioxin
noun Date: circa 1919 any of several persistent toxic heterocyclic hydrocarbons that occur especially as by-products of various industrial processes (as pesticide manufacture and paper making) and waste incineration; especially TCDD

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  • Dioxin — Dioxin …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Dioxin — is commonly used to refer to : Dioxins and dioxin like compounds, a diverse range of chemical compounds which are known to exhibit “dioxin like” toxicity In chemistry, a dioxin is a heterocyclic 6 membered ring, where 2 carbon atoms have… …   Wikipedia

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  • dioxin — 1919, from dioxy + chemical suffix IN (Cf. in) (2). All the compounds in the group are characterized by two oxygen atoms …   Etymology dictionary

  • dioxin — ► NOUN ▪ a highly toxic organic compound produced as a by product in some manufacturing processes …   English terms dictionary

  • dioxin — [dī äks′in] n. [ DI 1 + OX + IN1] any of a family of heterocyclic hydrocarbons; esp., any of a number of isomers of a highly toxic chlorinated teratogen, TCDD, that occurs as an impurity in some herbicides and defoliants, including… …   English World dictionary

  • dioxin — /duy ok sin/, n. Chem. a general name for a family of chlorinated hydrocarbons, C12H4Cl4O2, typically used to refer to one isomer, TCDD, a by product of pesticide manufacture: a toxic compound that is carcinogenic and teratogenic in certain… …   Universalium

  • Dioxin — One of a number of poisonous petroleum derived chemicals which are produced when herbicides (substances used for killing plants) are made or when plastics are burned. Dioxins are chemically dibenzo p dioxins. One of the best known is TCDD (2, 3,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dioxin — Di|oxin 〈n. 11; Chem.〉 1. 〈i. e. S.〉 ein hochgiftiges ,3,7,8 Tetrachlordibenzodioxin (TCDD), das als unerwünschtes Nebenprodukt bei bestimmten industriellen Verfahren u. bei Verbrennungsprozessen auftreten kann 2. 〈i. w. S.; Pl.〉 Dioxine Gruppe… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dioxin — UK [daɪˈɒksɪn] / US [daɪˈɑksɪn] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms dioxin : singular dioxin plural dioxins a poisonous chemical produced during the process of making chemicals for killing plants …   English dictionary

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