Definition of tetrazole in US English:

tetrazole

noun

Chemistry
  • An acidic crystalline compound whose molecule is a five-membered ring of one carbon and four nitrogen atoms.

    Chemical formula: CH₂N₄

    • ‘Various new tetrazoles were tested for their anti-inflammatory activity against carrageenin-induced paw oedema in albino rats.’
    • ‘We have therefore decided to study the binding between the parent tetrazole and a model benzamidine base.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a method for preparing substituted tetrazoles, compounds obtained according to this method, new reactants and new tetrazole derivatives.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from tetra- ‘four’ + azo- + -ole.

Pronunciation

tetrazole

/ˈtetrəˌzōl/