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azo dyes

 

Definition: dyes in which the azo group is the chromophore and joins benzene or naphthalene rings; they include a large number of biologic stains (Congo red and oil red O); also used clinically to promote epithelial growth in the treatment of ulcers, burns, and other wounds; many have anticoagulant action.

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