Definitions for imidazoleˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl
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im•id•az•oleˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl(n.)
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of imidazole:
imidazole, iminazole, glyoxaline(noun)
an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor
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.
A group of compounds containing that structure.