aza-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from shortening the word azote, which is an archaic name for nitrogen.

Prefix[edit]

aza-

  1. (organic chemistry) Used to form names of organic compounds where a carbon atom is replaced by a nitrogen atom.

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes a number between hyphens is inserted before it to denote which atom the nitrogen atom replaces.