benzodiazepine etymology

English word benzodiazepine comes from English benzo-, English diazepine

Detailed word origin of benzodiazepine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
benzo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) containing benzene, especially containing a fused benzene ring.
diazepine English (eng) (organic compound) A seven-membered unsaturated heterocycle having two nitrogen atoms and three double bonds; any derivative of this compound.
benzodiazepine English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders.

Words with the same origin as benzodiazepine

Descendants of benzo-
benzoannulated benzocaine benzocyclic benzol benzonitrile benzoquinoline benzothiadiazole benzoxadiazine benzoxathiole benzoxazinoid binospirone