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furfural


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furfurol  \Fur"fu*rol\,  n.  [L.  furfur  bran  +  oleum  oil.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless  oily  liquid,  {C4H3O.CHO},  of  a  pleasant  odor, 
  obtained  by  the  distillation  of  bran,  sugar,  etc.,  and 
  regarded  as  an  aldehyde  derivative  of  furfuran;  --  called 
  also  {furfural}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furfural 
  n  :  a  liquid  aldehyde  with  a  penetrating  odor;  made  from  plant 
  hulls  and  corn  cobs;  used  in  making  furan  and  as  a 
  solvent  [syn:  {furfuraldehyde}] 




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