Definition of furan
: a cyclic flammable liquid compound C4H4O that is obtained from wood oils of pines or made synthetically and is used especially in organic synthesis; also : any of various derivatives of furan
Variants of furan
Origin of furan
International Scientific Vocabulary, from furfural
First Known Use: 1894
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