furfural: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fûr'fyu-ral", -fu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, oily liquid, CHO, having an aromatic odor, obtained from bran, sugar, wood, corncobs, or the like, by distillation: used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics and as a solvent in the refining of lubricating oils. Also called
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