azo dye

noun

Definition of azo dye

: any of numerous dyes containing azo groups

Examples of azo dye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, they are often synthesized from a chemical derived from petroleum called naphthalene to make a final product called an azo dye. Lorne J. Hofseth, The Conversation, 9 Dec. 2021 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, 19 July 2018 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, 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of azo dye

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of azo dye was in 1879

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16 Dec 2021

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“Azo dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azo%20dye. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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azo dye

noun

Medical Definition of azo dye

: any of numerous dyes containing azo groups

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