Azo meaning

ăzō, āzō
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Applied loosely to compounds having nitrogen variously combined, as in cyanides, nitrates, etc.
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Now especially applied to compounds containing a two atom nitrogen group (-N=N-) uniting two hydrocarbon radicals, as in azobenzene etc.
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(chemistry) Containing nitrogen.
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(organic chemistry) Having a bivalent azo group (-N=N-) as a substituent.
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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.
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Containing a nitrogen group, especially one attached at both ends in a covalent bond to other groups.

Azole.

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Pertaining to or containing the divalent radical N:N.

Azo dyes.

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Containing nitrogen.

Azole.

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Containing the divalent radical N:N.

Azobenzene.

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Containing two nitrogen atoms joined by a double bond, with each nitrogen atom attached to another group.
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A prefix that means “containing an azo group attached at both ends to other groups,” as in the compound azobenzene.
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Origin of azo

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From French azote nitrogen Greek a- not a–1 Greek zōē life (from the fact that nitrogen does not support respiration) gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From azo–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition