Di*az"o- (). [Pref. di- + azo-] Chem.
A combining form (also used adjectively), meaning pertaining to, or derived from, a series of compounds containing a radical of two nitrogen atoms, united usually to an aromatic radical; as, diazo-benzene, C6H5.N2.OH.
⇒ Diazo compounds are in general unstable, but are of great importance in recent organic chemistry. They are obtained by a partial reduction of the salts of certain amido compounds.
Diazo reactions Chem., a series of reactions whereby diazo compounds are employed in substitution. These reactions are of great importance in organic chemistry.
© Webster 1913.