imidazole

imidazole

[im-id-az-ohl, -id-uh-zohl]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C 3 H 4 N 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called glyoxaline.


Origin:
1890–95; imide + azole

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imidazole (ˌɪmɪdˈæzəʊl, -ɪdəˈzəʊl)
 
n
1.  glyoxaline, Also called: iminazole a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C3H4N2
2.  any substituted derivative of this compound
 
[C19: from imide + azole]

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imidazole im·id·az·ole (ĭm'ĭ-dāz'ōl')
n.
An organic crystalline base that is an inhibitor of histamine.

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