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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Diazo reactions} (Chem.), a series of reactions whereby diazo compounds are employed in substitution. These reactions are of great importance in organic chemistry. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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