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dioxane

[dahy-ok-seyn]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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Origin of dioxane

First recorded in 1910–15; di-1 + ox(y)-2 + -ane
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dioxane

[dī-ŏksān′]
  1. 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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