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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

az•oˈæz oʊ, ˈeɪ zoʊ(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or containing the bivalent group −N=N− united to two aromatic groups.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of azo:

1875–80; <azo -


  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing nitrogen or the azo group.

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

Origin of azo-:

comb. form repr. azote


  1. azo-(Prefix)

    containing nitrogen

  2. azo-(Prefix)

    Having a bivalent azo group (-N=N-) as a substituent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Azo-

    a combining form of azote

  2. Azo-

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

  3. Azo-

    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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