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 (ăz′īd, ā′zīd)
n. Chemistry
The univalent linear group N3, or any compound that contains this group, many of which are explosive.

az′i·do′ (ăz′ĭ-dō′) adj.


1. (Elements & Compounds) any compound containing the monovalent group –N3 or the monovalent ion N3
2. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group –N3 or the ion N3: azide group or radical.


(ˈæz aɪd, -ɪd, ˈeɪ zaɪd, ˈeɪ zɪd)

any compound containing the univalent group NH3, as sodium azide.
[1905–10; see azo, -ide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.azide - a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
hydrazoite - a salt of hydrazoic acid
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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This amino acid contains an azide group which is widely used in "click" reactions that only occur at that position in the protein.
For their new test, the researchers exposed the sample to a precursor molecule of this saccharide with an additional azide group (-N3) tacked on.
IR spectra of the product of diazotization of compounds 2a-h did not show neither vibrational bands at 3450 and 3300 cm-1 belonging to their NHNH2 moieties of procursors nor vibrational band at around 2000 cm-1 due to azide group of reactive intermediates 3a-h.