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furfural

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noun fur·fu·ral \ˈfər-f(y)ə-ˌral\

Definition of furfural

  1. :  a liquid aldehyde C5H4O2 of penetrating odor that is usually made from plant materials and used especially in making furan or phenolic resins and as a solvent



Origin of furfural

Latin furfur bran + International Scientific Vocabulary 3-al


First Known Use: 1879


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furfural

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noun fur·fu·ral \ˈfər-f(y)ə-ˌral\

Medical Definition of furfural

  1. :  a liquid aldehyde C5H4O2 of penetrating odor that is usually made from plant materials and used especially in making furan or phenolic resins and as a solvent




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