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plural -s
: a lactone of an unsaturated nitrogenous hydroxy acid (such as the enol form C6H5C(OH)=NCH2COOH of hippuric acid), some lactones being useful in the synthesis of alpha-amino acids

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az- + lactone

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“Azlactone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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