Imidazole definition

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An organic crystalline base, C3 H4 N2 , that is an inhibitor of histamine.
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A colorless, heterocyclic, crystalline base, C3H4N2
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An organic crystalline base, C3 H4 N2 , that is an inhibitor of histamine.
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Any of various derivatives of this compound, which often have antifungal, anthelmintic, or antibiotic properties.
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(organic chemistry) A heterocyclic organic compound containing two nitrogen atoms separated by a carbon atom in a five-membered ring, called 1,3-diazole in IUPAC nomenclature.
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(organic chemistry) A group of compounds containing that structure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imidazole
Plural:
imidazoles

Origin of imidazole

  • imid(e) azole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition