furan

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

furane

play play \ˈfyu̇r-ˌān, fyu̇-ˈrān\

Definition of furan

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

furan

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

furane

\ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌān, fyu̇-ˈrān\play play

Medical Definition of furan

  1. :  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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