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nitrofuran

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noun ni·tro·fu·ran \ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇r-ˌan, -fyu̇-ˈran\

Definition of nitrofuran

  1. :  any of several nitro derivatives of furan used as bacteria-inhibiting agents



1930

First Known Use of nitrofuran

1930


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nitrofuran

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noun ni·tro·fu·ran \ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌan, -fyu̇-ˈran\

Medical Definition of nitrofuran

  1. :  any of several derivatives of furan that contain a nitro group and are used as bacteria-inhibiting agents




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