benzimidazole

noun
benz·​imid·​azole | \ ˌben-zə-ˈmi-də-ˌzōl How to pronounce benzimidazole (audio) , ˌben-ˌzi-mə-ˈda-ˌzōl How to pronounce benzimidazole (audio) , -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

History and Etymology for benzimidazole

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about benzimidazole

Time Traveler for benzimidazole

Time Traveler

The first known use of benzimidazole was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for benzimidazole

Cite this Entry

“Benzimidazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzimidazole. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for benzimidazole

benzimidazole

noun
benz·​imid·​azole | \ ˌben-ˌzim-ə-ˈdaz-ˌōl How to pronounce benzimidazole (audio) , ˌben-zə-ˈmid-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce benzimidazole (audio) \

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

More from Merriam-Webster on benzimidazole

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about benzimidazole

Comments on benzimidazole

What made you want to look up benzimidazole? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!