Dictionary.com

imidazole

[ im-id-az-ohl, -id-uh-zohl ]
/ ˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also called glyoxaline.

Origin of imidazole

First recorded in 1890–95; imide + azole

Words nearby imidazole

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for imidazole

imidazole
/ (ˌɪmɪdˈæzəʊl, -ɪdəˈzəʊl) /

noun
Also called: glyoxaline, iminazole a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C 3 H 4 N 2
any substituted derivative of this compound

Word Origin for imidazole

C19: from imide + azole
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for imidazole

imidazole
[ ĭm′ĭ-dăzōl′ ]

n.
An organic crystalline base that is an inhibitor of histamine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK