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 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 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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1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Azo dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azo%20dye. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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azo dye

noun

Medical Definition of azo dye

: any of numerous dyes containing azo groups

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