Furfurol Fur"fu*rol, n. [L. furfur bran + oleum oil.] (Chem.) A colorless oily liquid, {C4H3O.CHO}, of a pleasant odor, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called also {furfural}. [1913 Webster]

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  • furfural — [fʉr′fyo͞o ral΄, fʉr΄fyo͞o ral′; fʉr′fəral΄] n. [ FURFUR + AL] a colorless, sweet smelling oily liquid, C4H3OCHO, produced from corncobs, oat hulls, and other cereal wastes, used as a solvent and to make dyes, lacquers, synthetic resins, etc …   English World dictionary

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