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thiazole

[thahy-uh-zohl] /ˈθaɪ əˌzoʊl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, slightly water-miscible liquid, C 3 H 3 NS, having a disagreeable odor.
2.
any of various derivatives of this substance, used as dyes or reagents.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; thi- + azole
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British Dictionary definitions for thiazole

thiazole

/ˈθaɪəˌzəʊl/
noun
1.
a colourless liquid with a pungent smell that contains a ring system composed of three carbon atoms, a sulphur atom, and a nitrogen atom. It is used in dyes and fungicides. Formula: C3H3NS
2.
any of a group of compounds derived from this substance that are used in dyes
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thiazole in Science
thiazole
  (thī'ə-zōl')   
  1. Any of a class of organic compounds containing a ring that consists of three carbon atoms, one nitrogen atom, and one sulfur atom. Thiamine, penicillin and its derivatives, various other drugs, and numerous dyes are thiazoles.

  2. A colorless or pale yellow liquid used in making dyes and fungicides. Chemical formula: C3H3NS.


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Encyclopedia Article for thiazole

any of a class of organic compounds of the heterocyclic series characterized by a ring structure composed of three carbon atoms, one nitrogen atom, and one sulfur atom. This ring structure occurs in such important biologically active natural products as thiamine (vitamin B1), bacitracin, and the penicillins, and in numerous synthetic drugs, dyes, and industrial chemicals

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