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[dahy-ok-seyn] /daɪˈɒk seɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a colorless, flammable, liquid cyclic ether, C 4 H 8 O 2 , having a faint, pleasant odor: used chiefly in the varnish and silk industries and as a dehydrator in histology.
Origin of dioxane
1910-15; di-1 + ox(y)-2 + -ane Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dioxane in Science
A flammable, potentially explosive, clear liquid that is used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins. It is also used in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants. Chemical formula: C4H8O2.
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