benzimidazole

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

Definition of benzimidazole

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

Origin and Etymology of benzimidazole

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1912


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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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