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[az-ohl, uh-zohl] /ˈæz oʊl, əˈzoʊl/
noun, Chemistry.
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 Unabridged
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/ˈeɪzəʊl; əˈzəʊl/
an organic five-membered ring compound containing one or more atoms in the ring, the number usually being specified by a prefix: diazole, triazole
a less common name for pyrrole
Word Origin
from azo- + -ole1, on the model of diazole
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azole in Medicine

azole az·ole (āz'ōl', ā'zōl')
A class of organic compounds having a five-membered heterocyclic ring with two double bonds; pyrrole.

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azole in Science
  (āz'ōl', ā'zōl')   
  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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