Definition of thiazole in US English:



  • A foul-smelling synthetic liquid whose molecule is a ring of one nitrogen, one sulfur, and three carbon atoms.

    Chemical formula: C₃H₃NS

    • ‘This dissociation constant is more than 100 times less than the dissociation constant for monomeric thiazole orange.’
    • ‘Genetic evidence has identified them as essential for thiazole biosynthesis in E. coli.’
    • ‘It contains four oxazole and four thiazole rings and is representative of a broad class of pharmaceutically important natural products with five-membered heterocycles derived from peptide precursors.’
    • ‘This indicates that the alkyl chain is more effective at stabilizing the more tightly bound thiazole orange molecule in the helix.’