dioxin

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dioxin (plural dioxins)

  1. (organic chemistry) any of a broad range of toxic or carcinogenic halogenated polycyclic compounds that occur as byproducts of herbicides
  2. (organic chemistry) the parent compound, dibenzo-p-dioxin, in which two benzene rings are connected vio two oxygen atoms; oxanthrene
  3. (organic chemistry) the unsaturated six-membered heterocycle having four carbon atoms, two oxygen atoms and two double bonds
dibenzo-p-dioxin

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