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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]
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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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