from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See furan.

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  • n. Furan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless, oily substance, C4H4O, obtained by distilling certain organic substances, as pine wood, salts of pyromucic acid, etc.; -- called also tetraphenol.

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  • n. a colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon


furfur(al) + -an2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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