[ trahy-uh-zohl, trahy-az-ohl ]
/ ˈtraɪ əˌzoʊl, traɪˈæz oʊl /

noun Chemistry.

any of a group of four compounds containing three nitrogen and two carbon atoms arranged in a five-membered ring and having the formula C2H3N3.
any of a number of their derivatives.

Origin of triazole

First recorded in 1885–90; tri- + azole
Related formstri·a·zol·ic [trahy-uh-zol-ik] /ˌtraɪ əˈzɒl ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for triazole


/ (ˈtraɪəˌzɒl, -ˌzəʊl, traɪˈæzɒl, -zəʊl) /


any of four heterocyclic compounds having a five-membered ring with the formula C 2 H 3 N 3
any substituted derivative of any of these compounds
Derived Formstriazolic (ˌtraɪəˈzɒlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for triazole

C19: from tri- + azole
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