azole

azole

[az-ohl, uh-zohl]
noun Chemistry.
any of a group of five-membered heterocyclic compounds containing one or more nitrogen atoms in the ring, the number of nitrogen atoms present being indicated by a prefix, as in diazole.

Origin:
1895–1900; az- + -ole

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azole (ˈeɪzəʊl, əˈzəʊl)
 
n
1.  an organic five-membered ring compound containing one or more atoms in the ring, the number usually being specified by a prefix: diazole; triazole
2.  a less common name for pyrrole
 
[from azo- + -ole1, on the model of diazole]

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azole az·ole (āz'ōl', ā'zōl')
n.
A class of organic compounds having a five-membered heterocyclic ring with two double bonds; pyrrole.

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azole   (āz'ōl', ā'zōl')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Any of various compounds having a ring structure made of five atoms, one of which is always nitrogen and another of which is either a second nitrogen or an atom of oxygen or sulfur.

  2. See pyrrole.


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