azide

[az-ahyd, -id, ey-zahyd, ey-zid]
noun Chemistry.
any compound containing the azido group, as sodium azide, NaN 3 .

Origin:
az- + -ide

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azide (ˈeɪzaɪd)
 
n
1.  any compound containing the monovalent group --N3 or the monovalent ion N3--
2.  (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group --N3 or the ion N3--: azide group or radical

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azide

any of a class of chemical compounds containing three nitrogen atoms as a group, represented as (-N3). Azides are considered as derived from hydrazoic acid (HN3), an inorganic salt such as sodium azide (NaN3), or an organic derivative in which the hydrogen atom of hydrazoic acid is replaced by a hydrocarbon group as in alkyl or aryl azide (RN3), or by an acyl (carboxylic acid) group as in acyl azide.

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Example sentences
Existing bags are inflated by detonating a charge made of sodium azide.
The purple objects are azide-labeled peptides representing half of the structure of the resulting agent.
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