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benzofuran

[ben-zoh-fyoo r-an, -fyuh-ran] /ˌbɛn zoʊˈfyʊər æn, -fyəˈræn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; benzo- + furan
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benzofuran

/ˌbɛnzəʊˈfjʊəræn/
noun
1.
a colourless insoluble aromatic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: C8H6O Also called coumarone, cumarone
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benzofuran in Science
benzofuran
  (běn'zō-fyr'ān')   
A colorless, sweet-smelling, oily liquid found in coal tar and used to make thermoplastic resins for paints and varnishes. Chemical formula: C8H6O.
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