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benzimidazole

Pronunciation: benz-im-id-ā′zōl

Definition:

  1. A ring system composed of a benzene ring fused with an imidazole ring; occurs in nature as part of the vitamin B12 molecule.
  2. A class of antihelmintic, often used to treat nematodes and cestodes.
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