containing the azo group.
Other definitions for azo- (2 of 2)
a combining form used in the formation of compound words, especially names of chemical compounds containing nitrogen or the azo group: azobenzene.
- Also especially before a vowel, az-.
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How to use azo in a sentence
If a pink to violet-red coloration is produced in a short time the presence of an azo-color is indicated.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
If an azo-color was used to color the milk this curd will be pink, but the curd of normal milk will be white or yellowish.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
(d) Two series of azo dyes of selenium have been prepared and have been shown to possess a marked tinctorial value.
azo gained a great reputation as a professor, and numbered amongst his pupils Accursius and Jacobus Balduinus.
azo-dinaphthyl diamine is recognized by its peculiar orange cast, and is turned by hydrochloric acid to a dull, dirty violet.
British Dictionary definitions for azo (1 of 2)
of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group -N:N-: an azo group or radical See also diazo
British Dictionary definitions for azo- (2 of 2)
indicating the presence of an azo group: azobenzene
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Scientific definitions for azo (1 of 2)
Containing two nitrogen atoms joined by a double bond, with each nitrogen atom attached to another group.
Scientific definitions for azo- (2 of 2)
A prefix that means containing an azo group attached at both ends to other groups, as in the compound azobenzene.
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