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 (fûr′fə-răn′, -fyə-)
See furan.

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(ˈfɜːfəˌræn; ˈfɜːfjʊ-)
(Elements & Compounds) another name for furan
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Noun1.furfuran - 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
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KD values were determined using a global fit algorithm (BIAevaluation 3.1) to be 2.35 x [10.sup.-10]M for TDB, 1.4 x [10.sup.-9]M for curdlan, and 6.3 x [10.sup.-8]M for furfuran. The molecular weights of TDB (987.43 Da), curdlan (1013.38 Da), and furfurman (786.65 Da) were measured on an ultrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer (Bruker Daltonics, Germany).
Lee et al., "Suppression of inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by furfuran lignans from flower buds of Magnolia fargesii in BV-2 microglial cells," Phytotherapy Research, vol.