Meaning of azobenzene

az•o•ben•zene

Pronunciation: (az"ō-ben'zēn, -ben-zēn', ā"zō-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an orange-red, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, CHN, obtained from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and as an insecticide. Also called
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