nitrofuran

noun
ni·​tro·​fu·​ran | \ ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇r-ˌan How to pronounce nitrofuran (audio) , -fyu̇-ˈran \

Definition of nitrofuran

: any of several nitro derivatives of furan used as bacteria-inhibiting agents

First Known Use of nitrofuran

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitrofuran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrofuran. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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nitrofuran

noun
ni·​tro·​fu·​ran | \ ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌan, -fyu̇-ˈran How to pronounce nitrofuran (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrofuran

: any of several derivatives of furan that contain a nitro group and are used as bacteria-inhibiting agents

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