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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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Recent Examples on the Web And the company has teamed up with industrial giant 3M to produce swaths of their imidazole membranes in a reel-to-reel process. Robert Service, Science | AAAS, "Two new ways to turn ‘garbage’ carbon dioxide into fuel," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of imidazole

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Imidazole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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im·​id·​az·​ole | \ ˌim-ə-ˈdaz-ˌōl How to pronounce imidazole (audio) \

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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