furan


fu·ran

noun \ˈfyr-ˌan, fy-ˈran\

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

fu·ran also fu·rane \ˈfyr-ˌān, fy-ˈrān\

Origin of FURAN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from furfural
First Known Use: 1894

fu·ran

noun \ˈfy(ə)r-ˌan, fy-ˈran\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FURAN

: a flammable liquid C4H4O obtained from oils of pines or made synthetically and used especially in organic synthesis; also : a derivative of furan

Variants of FURAN

fu·ran also fu·rane \ˈfy(ə)r-ˌān, fy-ˈrān\

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