noun ben·zo·thi·a·zole \¦ben-(ˌ)zō-ˈthī-ə-ˌzōl\

Definition of benzothiazole



  1. :  a liquid compound C7H5NS made by cyclization from ortho-amino-thiophenol and formaldehyde well known as a parent compound of mercaptobenzothiazole and many dyes

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Origin and Etymology of benzothiazole

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + thiazole

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