[ben-zoh-fyoo r-an, -fyuh-ran]

noun Chemistry.

Origin of benzofuran

First recorded in 1945–50; benzo- + furan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for benzofuran



a colourless insoluble aromatic liquid obtained from coal tar and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: C 8 H 6 OAlso called: coumarone, cumarone
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benzofuran in Science



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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