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furfuran


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furfuran  \Fur"fu*ran\,  n.  [L.  furfur  bran.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless,  oily  substance,  {C4H4O},  obtained  by  distilling 
  certain  organic  substances,  as  pine  wood,  salts  of  pyromucic 
  acid,  etc.;  --  called  also  {tetraphenol}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furfuran 
  n  :  a  colorless  toxic  flammable  liquid  used  in  the  synthesis  of 
  nylon  [syn:  {furan},  {furane}] 




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