from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Containing a nitrogen group, especially one attached at both ends in a covalent bond to other groups: azole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- containing nitrogen
- Having a bivalent azo group (-N=N-) as a substituent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Applied loosely 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-.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A curt form of azote in compounds.
- n. Same as azo-, used adjectively without the hyphen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or containing the azo radical
From French azote, nitrogen : Greek a-, not; see a-1 + Greek zōē, life (from the fact that nitrogen does not support respiration); see gwei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)