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imidazole

[im-id-az-ohl, -id-uh-zohl] /ˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C 3 H 4 N 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called glyoxaline.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; imide + azole
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imidazole

/ˌɪmɪdˈæzəʊl; -ɪdəˈzəʊl/
noun
1.
Also called glyoxaline, iminazole. a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C3H4N2
2.
any substituted derivative of this compound
Word Origin
C19: from imide + azole
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imidazole in Medicine

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

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