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  1. di·ox·in
    IPA[dīˈäksən]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. a highly toxic compound produced as a byproduct in some manufacturing processes, notably herbicide production and paper bleaching. It is a serious and persistent environmental pollutant.

    • 2. any of the class of compounds to which dioxin belongs.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dioxin, plural noun: dioxins

    • noun

      a highly toxic compound produced as a by-product in some manufacturing processes, notably herbicide production and paper bleaching. It is a serious and persistent environmental pollutant.

      any of the class of compounds to which dioxin belongs.

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