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Definitions of azo

azo (ˈeɪzəʊ ; ˈæ-) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group -N:N-   ⇒  ■ an azo group or radical
    . See also diazo

Word Origin

independent use of azo-

azo- or or (before a vowel) az-

Definitions

combining form

  1. indicating the presence of an azo group   ⇒  ■ azobenzene

Word Origin

from French azote nitrogen, from Greek azōos lifeless, from a-1 + zōē life

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