Definition of azobenzene
: an orange-red crystalline compound C6H5N=NC6H5 obtained by reducing nitrobenzene and used as an insecticide especially for spider mites in greenhouses
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Origin and Etymology of azobenzene
International Scientific Vocabulary az- + benzene
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