Origin of pyrroleGerman pyrrol from Classical Greek pyrrhos, fiery ( from pyr, fire) + -ol, -ole
- A five-membered heterocyclic ring compound, C4H5N, having an odor similar to chloroform, that is the parent compound of protoporphyrin.
- Any of various derivatives of this compound.
Origin of pyrroleGreek purros red ( from pūr fire ; see pyre. ) -ole
- Any of a class of organic compounds having a five-member ring composed of four carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom. The pyrrole ring structure is a component of many biologically important compounds, including porphyrins, alkaloids, and certain amino acids.
- The simplest of this class of compounds, in which a single hydrogen atom is attached to each atom in the ring. It has a pleasant odor similar to that of chloroform. Chemical formula: C4H5N.