furan

noun fu·ran \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌan , fyu̇-ˈran \
variants: or less commonly furane play \ˈfyu̇r-ˌān, 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

Origin and Etymology of furan

International Scientific Vocabulary, from furfural


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furan

noun fu·ran \ ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌan , fyu̇-ˈran \
variants: also furane play \ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌān, fyu̇-ˈrān\

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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