imidazole

noun im·id·az·ole \ ˌi-mə-ˈda-ˌzōl \

Definition of imidazole

:a white crystalline heterocyclic base C3H4N2 that is an antimetabolite related to histidine; broadly :any of various derivatives of this

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imidazole

noun im·id·az·ole \ ˌim-ə-ˈdaz-ˌōl \

medical Definition of imidazole

1 :a white crystalline heterocyclic base C3H4N2 that is an antimetabolite related to histidine
2 :any of a large class of derivatives of imidazole including histidine and histamine

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