benzimidazole

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noun benz·imid·azole \ˌben-zə-ˈmi-də-ˌzōl, ˌben-ˌzi-mə-ˈda-ˌzōl. -ˈdā-\

Definition of benzimidazole

  1. :  a crystalline base C7H6N2 that is composed of a benzene ring fused with an imidazole ring and is structurally similar to purine; also :  any of various derivatives (such as thiabendazole, omeprazole, or benomyl) of this base typically possessing therapeutic properties including broad-spectrum anthelmintic, fungicidal, or antimicrobial action

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benzimidazole

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noun benz·imid·azole \ˌben-ˌzim-ə-ˈdaz-ˌōl, ˌben-zə-ˈmid-ə-ˌzōl\

Medical Definition of benzimidazole

  1. :  a crystalline base C7H6N2 used especially to inhibit the growth of various viruses, parasitic worms, and fungi; also :  one of its derivatives


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