benzofuran

benzofuran

[ben-zoh-fyoor-an, -fyuh-ran]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1945–50; benzo- + furan

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benzofuran (ˌbɛnzəʊˈfjʊəræn)
 
n
coumarone, Also called: cumarone a colourless insoluble aromatic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: C8H6O

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benzofuran   (běn'zō-fyr'ān')  Pronunciation Key 
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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