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<chemistry> A combining form of azote.

A combining form or prefix meaning relating to compounds having nitrogen variously combined, as in cyanides, nitrates, etc.

Now especially applied to compounds containing a two atom nitrogen group uniting two hydrocarbon radicals, as in azobenzene, azobenzoic, etc. These compounds furnish many artificial dyes. See Diazo-.

See: azote.

Origin: French azote 'nitrogen' from Greek azoos 'without life'

(29 Oct 1998)

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