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any of a group of five-membered heterocyclic compounds containing one or more nitrogen atoms in the ring, the number of nitrogen atoms present being indicated by a prefix, as in diazole.
Historical Examples

The latter, known as ethylene-selenourea, may be classified also in the azole group as 2-iminotetrahydroselenazole (V).
Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives Y-Gwan Chen

an organic five-membered ring compound containing one or more atoms in the ring, the number usually being specified by a prefix: diazole, triazole
a less common name for pyrrole

azole az·ole (āz’ōl’, ā’zōl’)
A class of organic compounds having a five-membered heterocyclic ring with two double bonds; pyrrole.
(āz’ōl’, ā’zōl’)

Any of various compounds having a ring structure made of five atoms, one of which is always nitrogen and another of which is either a second nitrogen or an atom of oxygen or sulfur.

See pyrrole.


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