Definition of pyrrole in English:

pyrrole

noun

mass nounChemistry
  • A weakly basic sweet-smelling liquid compound present in coal tar.

    A heteroaromatic compound; chemical formula: C₄H₄NH

    • ‘The free-base form of such porphyrins contains two pyrrole nitrogens.’
    • ‘This step is followed by polymerising pyrrole vapours to produce a foam composite.’
    • ‘The Netropsin ligand consists of a guanidinium, two pyrrole, and a propylamidinium part.’
    • ‘This would make this particular pyrrole group unequivalent with the others.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek purrhos ‘reddish’ + Latin oleum ‘oil’.

Pronunciation

pyrrole

/ˈpɪrəʊl/