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Medical Term:

diazonium salts


Definition: salts of a theoretical base, R–ΞN or R–N=NOH, useful in histochemistry to demonstrate tissue phenols and aryl amines or with enzymatically released naphthols and naphthylamines to form the chromophore azo group –N=N–; diazonium salts contain only one R–ΞN group, tetrazonium salts contain two, and hexazonium salts contain three; examples include fast garnet GBC base and naphthol AS.