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fu·ran

 (fyo͝or′ăn′, fyo͝o-răn′)
n.
1. A colorless, volatile, heterocyclic organic compound, C4H4O, obtained from wood oils and used primarily in organic synthesis. Also called furfuran.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound.

furan

(ˈfjʊəræn; fjʊəˈræn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable toxic liquid heterocyclic compound, used in the manufacture of cotton textiles and in the synthesis of nylon. Formula: C4H4O. Also called: furfuran
[C19: shortened form of furfuran, from furfur]

fu•ran

(ˈfyʊər æn, fyʊˈræn)

n.
a colorless, liquid, unsaturated, five-membered heterocyclic compound, C4H4O, obtained from furfural: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[1890–95; shortening of furfuran < German Furfuran (1879); see furfural, -an2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furan - a colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
nitrofuran - derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth
Translations
furano
furane
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