nitrofuran

noun ni·tro·fu·ran \ ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇r-ˌan , -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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

nitrofuran

noun ni·tro·fu·ran \ ˌnī-trō-ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ˌan, -fyu̇-ˈran \

medical Definition of nitrofuran

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

Learn More about nitrofuran


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nitrofuran? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

resembling the blue of the sky

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!