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imide

[im-ahyd, im-id]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups, characterized by the =NH group.
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Origin of imide

First recorded in 1840–50; alteration of amide
Related formsi·mid·ic [ih-mid-ik] /ɪˈmɪd ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The glyoxalines are basic in character, and the imide hydrogen is replaceable by metals and alkyl groups.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for imide

imide

noun
  1. any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules contain the divalent group -CONHCO-
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Derived Formsimidic (ɪˈmɪdɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: alteration of amide
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imide in Medicine

imide

(ĭmīd′)
n.
  1. A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent acid group or two monovalent acid groups.
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imide in Science

imide

[ĭmīd′]
  1. A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent acid group or two monovalent acid groups. Peptides and proteins are chains of imides formed when two amino acids are joined by a peptide bond.
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