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di•ox•in



Pronunciation: (dī-ok'sin), [key]
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 animals. Also called TCDD Cf. Agent Orange.

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