Dioxin

Dioxin is commonly used to refer to : In chemistry, a dioxin is a heterocyclic 6-membered ring, where 2 carbon atoms have been replaced by oxygen atoms: == See also == ...
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dioxin

(di-ok┬┤sin) a highly toxic and teratogenic chlorinated hydrocarbon that is a trace contaminant in the herbicides2,4,5-T and agent orange.
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dioxin

noun any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
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Dioxin

a group of chemical compounds that share certain characteristics. Dioxins are formed as a result of combustion processes such as waste incineration and burning fuels such as wood and coal.
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dioxin

Any in a family of over 200 chlorinated organic chemicals (allheterocyclic hydrocarbons). The term is most commonly applied to a particular chemical, 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-paradioxin (2, 3, 7, 8-TCDD, simply called TCDD), which is an impurity in the defoliant AgentOrange and in the pesticide 2, 4, 5-T(see auxin). Dioxins are also producedwh...
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Dioxin

Any of a family of compounds known chemically as dibenzo-p-dioxins. Concern about them arises from their potential toxicity as contaminants in commercial products. Tests on laboratory animals indicate that it is one of the more toxic anthropogenic (man-made) compounds.
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Dioxin

Any of a family of compounds known chemically as dibenzo-p-dioxins. Concern about them arises from their potential toxicity and contamination in commercial products.
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dioxin

Any of a family of over 200 organic chemicals, all of which are heterocyclic hydrocarbons (see cyclic compounds). The term is commonly applied, however, to only one member of the family, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD), a highly toxic chemical that occurs, for example, as an impurity in the defo...
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dioxin

any of a group of chemical compounds that is an undesirable by-product in the manufacture of herbicides, disinfectants, and other agents. In popular ... [2 related articles]
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Dioxin

Any of a group of toxic chlorinated compounds known chemically as dibenzo-p-dioxins (or the most tox
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dioxin

any one of a number of chemical compounds that are persistent organic pollutants and are carcinogenic.
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dioxin

any one of a number of chemical compounds that are persistent organic pollutants and are carcinogenic.
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Dioxin

Aromatic chlorine compound. Its presence has been detected in the effluent systems of mills using the chlorine bleaching process.
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Dioxin

Chlorinated organic compound: a by-product of the paper-making process that uses chlorine as a bleaching agent. Dioxins can be released into the atmosphere through the incineration of chlorinated paper. They are believed to be highly toxic to humans,
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Dioxin

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, 7, 8-TCDD). Dioxins cause skin disease (chloracne). In animal tests, dioxins are teratogens (age...
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dioxin

Type: Abbreviation Pronunciation: dī-oks′in Definitions: 1. A ring consisting of two oxygen atoms, four CH groups, and two double bonds; the positions of the oxygen atoms are specified by prefixes, as in 1,4-dioxin. 2. Abbreviation for dibenzo[b,e][1,4]dioxin which may be visualized as an anhydride of two molecules of 1,2-benzenediol (py...
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dioxin

[n] - any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
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