furfural

noun
fur·fu·ral | \ ˈfər-f(y)ə-ˌral \

Definition of furfural 

: a liquid aldehyde C5H4O2 of penetrating odor that is usually made from plant materials and used especially in making furan or phenolic resins and as a solvent

First Known Use of furfural

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furfural

Latin furfur bran + International Scientific Vocabulary -al entry 3

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furfural

noun
fur·fu·ral | \ ˈfər-f(y)ə-ˌral \

Medical Definition of furfural 

: a liquid aldehyde C5H4O2 of penetrating odor that is usually made from plant materials and used especially in making furan or phenolic resins and as a solvent

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