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Meaning of furan

fu•ran

Pronunciation: (fyoor'an, fyoo-ran'), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, liquid, unsaturated, five-membered heterocyclic compound, CHO, obtained from furfural: used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called
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