pertaining to or containing the divalent radical N:N: azo dyes
Origin of azofrom azote
- containing nitrogen: azole
- containing the divalent radical N:N: azobenzene
Origin of azo-from azote
Containing a nitrogen group, especially one nitrogen atom doubly bonded to another nitrogen atom. Many common dyes contain one or a few of these groups.
Origin of azoFrom azo-
Containing a nitrogen group, especially one attached at both ends in a covalent bond to other groups: azole.
Origin of azo-From French azote nitrogen Greek a- not ; see a- 1. Greek zōē life (from the fact that nitrogen does not support respiration) ; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
- (chemistry) containing nitrogen
- (organic chemistry) Having a bivalent azo group (-N=N-) as a substituent