Definitions for imidazoleˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•id•az•oleˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl(n.)

  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of imidazole:

1890–95; imide+azole

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imidazole, iminazole, glyoxaline(noun)

    an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor


  1. imidazole(Noun)

    A heterocyclic organic compound containing two nitrogen atoms separated by a carbon atom in a five-membered ring, called 1,3-diazole in w:IUPAC nomenclature.

  2. imidazole(Noun)

    A group of compounds containing that structure.


  1. Imidazole

    Imidazole is an organic compound with the formula (CH)2NCH. It is a colourless solid that dissolves in water to give mildly basic solution. In chemistry, it is an aromatic heterocycle, classified as a diazole and as an alkaloid. Derivatives of imidazole, called imidazoles, a common family heterocycles with sharing the 1,3-C3N2 ring, but varying substituents. This ring system is present in important biological building-blocks, such as histidine, and the related hormone histamine. Many drugs contain an imidazole ring, such as antifungal drugs, nitroimidazole, and the sedative midazolam.


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