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combining form
denoting the presence of nitrogen, esp a nitrogen atom in place of a -CH group or an -NH group in place of a -CH2 group: azathioprine


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  • Azaguanine

    azaguanine azaguanine az·a·gua·nine (āz’ə-gwä’nēn’) n. Nitrogen-containing form of guanine believed to block the growth of certain tumors in mice. Also called guanazolo.

  • Azalea

    any of numerous shrubs belonging to a particular group (Azalea) of the genus Rhododendron, of the heath family, comprising species with handsome flower clusters of various colors, some of which are familiar in cultivation: the group was formerly the botanical genus Azalea but is now a horticultural classification. Contemporary Examples J. Lo introduced the pair, […]

  • Azal

    azal (Zech. 14:5) should perhaps be rendered “very near” = “the way of escape shall be made easy.” If a proper name, it may denote some place near the western extremity of the valley here spoken of near Jerusalem. Historical Examples For many years Baha acted in Bagdad (1852-67) as factotum for azal, and acknowledged […]

  • Azan

    (in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin. Historical Examples The old general was of a different type from the fire-eating dandies who played the master at azan. The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke Boville owed his life to the azan, the fetich cord, at that instant. […]

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