Meaning of dioxane

di•ox•ane

Pronunciation: (dī-ok'sān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable, liquid cyclic ether, CHO, having a faint, pleasant odor: used chiefly in the varnish and silk industries and as a dehydrator in histology.
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