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benzimidazole

[ ben-zim-i-daz-ohl, ben-zuh-mid-uh-zohl ]
/ ˌbɛn zɪm ɪˈdæz oʊl, ˌbɛn zəˈmɪd əˌzoʊl /
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noun Chemistry.
a colorless crystalline compound, C7H6N2, used in organic synthesis.
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Also called benzoglyoxaline.

Origin of benzimidazole

First recorded in 1925–30; benz- + imidazole
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Medical definitions for benzimidazole

benzimidazole
[ bĕn′zə-mĭ-dăzō′, -mĭdə-zōl′ ]

n.
A crystalline compound that is used in organic synthesis and that inhibits the growth of certain microorganisms and parasitic worms.
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