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