from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a group of colorless, volatile, heterocyclic organic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and one oxygen atom, obtained from wood oils and used in the synthesis of furfural and other organic compounds.
- n. The simplest such compound, C4H4O. Also called furfuran.
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- n. Any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and an oxygen atom; especially the simplest one, C4H4O.
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- n. a colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon
fur(fural) + -an2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)