azo dye


Definition of azo dye 

: any of numerous dyes containing azo groups

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The following textile ingredients are also prohibited: toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, GMOs and their enzymes, and azo dyes that release carcinogenic compounds. Lindsay Talbot, Marie Claire, "Your Everything Guide to a Sustainable Closet," 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of azo dye

1879, in the meaning defined above

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: any of numerous dyes containing azo groups

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