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dioxin in Chemistry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdioxindi‧ox‧in /daɪˈɒksɪn $ -ˈɑːk-/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HCHBPHCa very poisonous chemical used in industry and farming
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dioxinThe potent chemical dioxin was found in some fish.And why is it that evil movie fishermen always dump dioxin into the ocean?Is dioxin something these guys just keep on hand for moments when they are feeling ugly?The heat also produced up to a kilogram of lethal dioxin, some of which still contaminates the surrounding area.Milk contaminated Scientists are stepping up tests to find the source of dioxin contamination which has brought financial ruin to two farmers.He can then arm an arsenal of microorganisms with an inherited lust for a variety of dioxin compounds.Tests on animals have shown that dioxin can cause these maladies.