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fur·fu·ral

 (fûr′fə-răl′, -fyə-)
n.
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.

[furfur + -al.]

fur•fur•al

(ˈfɜr fyəˌræl, -fə-)

n.
a colorless liquid, C5H4O2, used in making plastics and refining oils.
[1875–80; <furfur(ol) an oil distilled from bran (< Latin furfur bran + -ol1) + -al3]
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Noun1.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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Elvira MS, Gaspar M, Ana F Lucena F Improved HPLC methodology for food control furfurals and patulin as markers of quality.
Haw and Schultz (1985) also suggested that during heat treatment, especially in an oxidative atmosphere as in our study, carbohydrates can form furfurals when condensed to form a polymer which, under Klason analyses, shows up as a pseudo-lignin.