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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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(Elements & Compounds) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group -N:N-: an azo group or radical. See also diazo
[independent use of azo-]
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az•o(ˈæz oʊ, ˈeɪ zoʊ)
pertaining to or containing the bivalent group −N=N− united to two aromatic groups.
[1875–80; < azo-]
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing nitrogen or the azo group.
[comb. form representing azote]
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|Adj.||1.||azo - relating to or containing the azo radical|
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