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azole

[az-ohl, uh-zohl]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a group of five-membered heterocyclic compounds containing one or more nitrogen atoms in the ring, the number of nitrogen atoms present being indicated by a prefix, as in diazole.

Origin of azole

First recorded in 1895–1900; az- + -ole2
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Examples from the Web for azole

Historical Examples

  • The latter, known as ethylene-selenourea, may be classified also in the azole group as 2-iminotetrahydroselenazole (V).

    Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives

    Y-Gwan Chen


British Dictionary definitions for azole

azole

noun
  1. an organic five-membered ring compound containing one or more atoms in the ring, the number usually being specified by a prefixdiazole; triazole
  2. a less common name for pyrrole

Word Origin

from azo- + -ole 1, on the model of diazole
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azole in Medicine

azole

(ăzōl′, āzōl′)
n.
  1. A class of organic compounds having a five-membered heterocyclic ring with two double bonds; pyrrole.
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azole in Science

azole

[ăzōl′, āzōl′]
  1. Any of various compounds having a ring structure made of five atoms, one of which is always nitrogen and another of which is either a second nitrogen or an atom of oxygen or sulfur.
  2. See pyrrole.
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