furan

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

First Known Use of furan

1894, in the meaning defined above

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furan

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