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1. An organic crystalline base, C3H4N2, that is an inhibitor of histamine.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound, which often have antifungal, anthelmintic, or antibiotic properties.
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: glyoxaline or iminazole a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C3H4N2
2. (Elements & Compounds) any substituted derivative of this compound
[C19: from imide + azole]
im•id•az•ole(ˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl)
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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|Noun||1.||imidazole - an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor|