azole

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzōl How to pronounce azole (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce azole (audio) \

Definition of azole

: any of numerous compounds characterized by a 5-membered ring containing at least one nitrogen atom

Examples of azole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there are other problems: Only one class of drugs, the azoles, can be taken orally. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "Four new drugs may help fight the growing threat of fatal fungi," 22 Oct. 2019 More than 90 percent were resistant to azoles; 30 percent were resistant to the class that contains amphotericin; and globally, up to 20 percent were resistant to the last-ditch echinocandins. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 This novel yeast was already showing some resistance to the first-choice antifungals that would have been used against it, a family of compounds called azoles that can be given by mouth. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 And in both their cases, the organism was partially resistant to the azole class and also to amphotericin. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 Some are resistant to all three main classes of antifungal drugs used to treat Candida infections, azoles, echinocandins, and polyenes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly drug-resistant fungus sparks outbreaks in UK—and it’s stalking US," 16 Aug. 2017 Today's PT lumber is treated with safer, less toxic chemicals, such as alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) or copper azole. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Choose a Deck Material That Is Right for You," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of azole

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Azole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azole. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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azole

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzōl How to pronounce azole (audio) , ˈaz-ˌōl How to pronounce azole (audio) \

Medical Definition of azole

: any of numerous compounds characterized by a 5-membered ring containing at least one atom of nitrogen

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