benzimidazole

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

Definition of benzimidazole 

: 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

First Known Use of benzimidazole

1898, in the meaning defined above

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benzimidazole

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

Medical Definition of benzimidazole 

: 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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