ox·​a·​zole | \ ˈäksəˌzōl \

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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International Scientific Vocabulary ox- entry 1 + azole

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“Oxazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxazole. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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