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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diazo-  \Di*az"o-\  [Pref.  di-  +  azo-]  (Chem.) 
  A  combining  form  (also  used  adjectively),  meaning  pertaining 
  to  or  derived  from  a  series  of  compounds  containing  a 
  radical  of  two  nitrogen  atoms,  united  usually  to  an  aromatic 
  radical;  as  diazo-benzene,  {C6H5.N2.OH}. 
 
  Note:  Diazo  compounds  are  in  general  unstable,  but  are  of 
  great  importance  in  recent  organic  chemistry.  They  are 
  obtained  by  a  partial  reduction  of  the  salts  of  certain 
  amido  compounds. 
 
  {Diazo  reactions}  (Chem.),  a  series  of  reactions  whereby 
  diazo  compounds  are  employed  in  substitution.  These 
  reactions  are  of  great  importance  in  organic  chemistry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diazo 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  containing  diazonium 




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