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furan

Pronunciation: fyu'ran

Definition:

  1. A cyclic compound found, usually in saturated form, in those sugars with an oxygen bridge between carbon atoms 1 and 4, or 2 and 5, or 3 and 7, for which reason they are known as furanoses.
  2. Oxa-2,4-cyclopentadiene.
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