Meaning of tetrahydrofuran

tet•ra•hy•dro•fu•ran

Pronunciation: (te"tru-hī"dru-fyoor'an), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a clear liquid, CHO, soluble in water and organic solvents, used as a solvent for resins, in polymerizations and as a chemical intermediate.
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