[ 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for azole


/ (ˈeɪzəʊl, əˈzəʊl) /


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

Word Origin for azole

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


[ ăzōl′, āzōl′ ]


A class of organic compounds having a five-membered heterocyclic ring with two double bonds; pyrrole.
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Science definitions for azole


[ ăzōl′, āzōl′ ]

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.
See pyrrole.
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