- a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of imidazole
Also called glyoxaline.
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- 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
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- An organic crystalline base that is an inhibitor of histamine.
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