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either of two aldehydes derived from furan, esp 2-furaldehyde See furfuraldehyde


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  • Furan

    [fyoo r-an, fyoo-ran] /ˈfyʊər æn, fyʊˈræn/ noun 1. a colorless, liquid, unsaturated, five-membered heterocyclic compound, C 4 H 4 O, obtained from furfural: used chiefly in organic synthesis. /ˈfjʊəræn; fjʊəˈræn/ noun 1. a colourless flammable toxic liquid heterocyclic compound, used in the manufacture of cotton textiles and in the synthesis of nylon. Formula: C4H4O Also […]

  • Furanose

    furanose fu·ra·nose (fyur’ə-nōs’) n. A sugar having a cyclic structure resembling that of furan. furanose (fyr’ə-nōs’) Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) that has a ring containing four carbon atoms and one oxygen atom (a furan ring). Fructose and ribose are furanoses.

  • Furazolidone

    [fyoo r-uh-zol-i-dohn] /ˌfyʊər əˈzɒl ɪˌdoʊn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a nitrofuran, C 8 H 7 N 3 O 5 , that is used in the treatment of giardiasis, and bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery.

  • Furbearer

    [fur-bair-er] /ˈfɜrˌbɛər ər/ noun 1. any furry animal, especially one whose is of commercial value.

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