from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow crystalline compound, C6H4N2C6H4, used in the manufacture of dyes.

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  • n. any of a class of aromatic tricyclic heterocycles used to make dyestuffs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow crystalline base, C12H8N2, made by heating calcium azobenzoate with slaked lime. It melts at 170–171° C. and dissolves in sulphuric acid with a blood-red color.


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