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.

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