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dioxin

dioxin  

A toxic solid, formed in the manufacture of the herbicide 2,4,5-T and present as an impurity in Agent Orange. It can cause skin disfigurement (chloracne) and severe fetal defects.
herbicide

herbicide  

A chemical substance which suppresses, and is usually designed to eliminate, plant growth. It may be a non-selective weed-killer (e.g. paraquat); or selective, for example, eliminating dicotyledonous ...
2,4,5-T

2,4,5-T  

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2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyethanoic acid): a synthetic auxin formerly widely used as a herbicide and defoliant. It is now banned in many countries, as it tends to become ...

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