furan

noun
fu·​ran | \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌan How to pronounce furan (audio) , fyu̇-ˈran How to pronounce furan (audio) \
variants: or less commonly furane \ ˈfyu̇r-​ˌān How to pronounce furane (audio) , fyu̇-​ˈrān \

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

First Known Use of furan

1894, in the meaning defined above

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furan

noun
fu·​ran | \ ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌan How to pronounce furan (audio) , fyu̇-ˈran How to pronounce furan (audio) \
variants: also furane \ ˈfyu̇(ə)r-​ˌān How to pronounce furane (audio) , fyu̇-​ˈrān How to pronounce furane (audio) \

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

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