diazo group

noun Chemistry.
the bivalent group –N=N– united with one hydrocarbon group and another atom or group, as in benzenediazo hydroxide, C 6 H 5 N=NOH, or the bivalent group =N=N united with one hydrocarbon group, as in diazomethane, CH 2 =N=N.
Also called diazo radical.
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