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A colorless, sweet-smelling, oily liquid, C5H4O2, made from corncobs and other cellulosic wastes and used in the synthesis of furan derivatives, as a solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, and certain dyes, and as a fungicide and insecticide.
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fur•fur•al(ˈfɜr fyəˌræl, -fə-)
a colorless liquid, C5H4O2, used in making plastics and refining oils.
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|Noun||1.||furfural - a liquid aldehyde with a penetrating odor; made from plant hulls and corncobs; used in making furan and as a solvent|
aldehyde - any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
plant product - a product made from plant material
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