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a colorless, flammable, liquid cyclic ether, C4H8O2, having a faint, pleasant odor: used chiefly in the varnish and silk industries and as a dehydrator in histology.
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Scientific definitions for dioxane
[ dī-ŏk′sān′ ]
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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