furan[fyo̵̅o̅′ran′, fyo̵̅o̅ ran′; fyo̵or′an′]
a colorless, liquid heterocyclic compound, CHO, prepared from wood tar or furfural, and used in organic synthesis
Origin of furancontr. ; from furfuran
- A colorless, volatile, heterocyclic organic compound, C4H4O, obtained from wood oils and used primarily in organic synthesis. Also called furfuran.
- Any of various derivatives of this compound.
Origin of furanfur(fural) + –an2.