Definition of oxazole
1 : a parent compound C3H3NO containing a ring composed of three carbon atoms, one oxygen atom, and one nitrogen atom with one carbon atom between the oxygen and nitrogen atoms — compare isoxazole
2 : a derivative of oxazole
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Origin and Etymology of oxazole
International Scientific Vocabulary 1ox- + azole
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