from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A prefix, or separate adjective, denoting that the compound to the name of which it is prefixed contains the azoxy group. See the following phrase.
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- noun organic chemistry, especially in combination The
divalent functional groupof general formulaR-N=NO-R'; such compounds are considered the oxidesof azo compounds
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By oxidizing agents they are converted into azoxy compounds, and by reducing agents into hydrazo compounds or amines.