pyran[pī′ran′, pī ran′]
Origin: pyr(one) plush -an
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Origin: pyrone, heterocyclic compound (pyr(o)- + -one) + -an2.
pyran - Science Definition
- Any of a class of compounds having a ring of five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom and two double bonds. The pyran ring structure forms part of many organic compounds, especially sugars.
- An unstable compound that is the simplest member of this class. Chemical formula: C5H6O.
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