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[az-een, -in, ey-zeen, ey-zin] /ˈæz in, -ɪn, ˈeɪ zin, ˈeɪ zɪn/
noun, Chemistry.
any of a group of six-membered heterocyclic compounds containing one or more nitrogen atoms in the ring, the number of nitrogen atoms present being indicated by a prefix, as in diazine or triazine.
Origin of azine
First recorded in 1885-90; az- + -ine2 Unabridged
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/ˈeɪziːn; -zɪn/
any organic compound having a six-membered ring containing at least one nitrogen atom See also diazine, triazine
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  (āz'ēn', ā'zēn')   
Any of various organic compounds, such as pyridine or pyrimidine, that have a ring structure like that of benzene but with one or more carbon atoms replaced by a nitrogen atom. Azines are heterocyclic compounds.
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