pertaining to or containing the divalent radical N:N: azo dyes
Origin of azo; from 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 z&omacron;&emacron;, 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