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oxazole Line breaks: oxa|zole
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksəzəʊl/

Definition of oxazole in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A volatile liquid with weakly basic properties, whose molecule contains a five-membered ring important as the basis of a number of medicinal drugs.
Example sentences
  • The DNA dye YOYO (a homodimeric derivative of oxazole yellow) was purchased from Molecular Probes.
  • Homodimeric bis-intercalating fluorophores such as the thiazole orange dimer and the oxazole yellow dimer have been widely used for the study and identification of DNA.
  • DNA-intercalating fluorophores such as the homodimeric dye TOTO, a thiazole orange dimer, and YOYO, an oxazole yellow dimer, are widely used for the study and identification of DNA.


Late 19th century: from ox- 'oxygen' + azo- + -ole.

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