furfural

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fur·fu·ral

(fŭr'fyūr-ăl),
A colorless, aromatic, irritating fluid obtained in the distillation of bran with dilute sulfuric acid; used in the manufacture of medicinal agents.

furfural

/fur·fu·ral/ (fur´fu-ral) an aromatic compound from the distillation of bran, sawdust, etc., which irritates mucous membranes and causes photosensitivity and headaches.