benzimidazole

[ ben-zim-i-daz-ohl, ben-zuh-mid-uh-zohl ]
/ ˌbɛn zɪm ɪˈdæz oʊl, ˌbɛn zəˈmɪd əˌzoʊl /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless crystalline compound, C7H6N2, used in organic synthesis.

Origin of benzimidazole

First recorded in 1925–30; benz- + imidazole
Also called benzoglyoxaline.
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