Az"o- (?). [See Azote.] Chem.

A combining form of azote

; (a)

Applied loosely to compounds having nitrogen variously combined, as in cyanides, nitrates, etc.

(b)

Now especially applied to compounds containing a two atom nitrogen group uniting two hydrocarbon radicals, as in azobenzene, azobenzoic, etc. These compounds furnish many artificial dyes. See Diazo-.

 

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