Definition of tetrahydrofuran
: a flammable liquid heterocyclic ether C4H8O that is derived from furan and used as a solvent and as an intermediate in organic synthesis
Origin of tetrahydrofuran
tetrahydro- + furan
First Known Use: circa 1943
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