noun tet·ra·hy·dro·fu·ran \-ˈfyu̇r-ˌan, -fyu̇-ˈran\

Definition of tetrahydrofuran

  1. :  a flammable liquid heterocyclic ether C4H8O that is derived from furan and used as a solvent and as an intermediate in organic synthesis

Origin and Etymology of tetrahydrofuran

tetrahydro- + furan

First Known Use: circa 1943

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