pyran

noun
py·​ran | \ ˈpī-ˌran How to pronounce pyran (audio) \

Definition of pyran

: either of two cyclic compounds C5H6O that contain five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom in the ring

First Known Use of pyran

1904, in the meaning defined above

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pyran

noun
py·​ran | \ ˈpī(ə)r-ˌan How to pronounce pyran (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyran

: either of two cyclic compounds C5H6O that contain five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom in the ring

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