any of a family of heterocyclic hydrocarbons; esp., any of a number of isomers of a highly toxic chlorinated teratogen, TCDD, that occurs as an impurity in some herbicides and defoliants, including trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a component of Agent Orange
Origin of dioxindi- + ox(a)- + -in
Any of several carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic polychlorinated heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that can occur as impurities in petroleum-derived herbicides and as byproducts of manufacturing chemicals and burning fuels and waste.
Origin of dioxindi- 1 ox(o)- -in
- (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