<chemistry> A colourless oily liquid, C4H3O.CHO, of a pleasant odour, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc, and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran.

Synonyms: furfural.

Origin: L. Furfur bran + oleum oil.

(01 Mar 1998)

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