noun az·lactone \az +\

Definition of azlactone



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of azlactone

az- + lactone

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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