benzofuran

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ben·zo·fu·ran

 (bĕn′zō-fyo͝or′ăn′, -fyo͝o-răn′)
n.
A colorless liquid, C8H6O, found in coal tar and used to make thermoplastic resins for paints and varnishes. Also called coumarone.

benzofuran

(ˌbɛnzəʊˈfjʊəræn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless insoluble aromatic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: C8H6O. Also called: coumarone or cumarone

cou•ma•rone

(ˈku məˌroʊn)

n.
a colorless liquid, C8H6O7, derived from a naphtha distilled from coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of thermosetting resins used in paints and printing inks. Also called benzofuran.
[1880–85; < German Cumaron; see coumarin, -one]
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Noun1.benzofuran - a colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight