-amide

also amide, in chemical use, 1850, word-forming element denoting a compound obtained by replacing one hydrogen atom in ammonia with an element or radical, from French amide, from ammonia + -ide.


Nearby words

  1. -algy,
  2. -alis,
  3. -ally,
  4. -ama,
  5. -amic,
  6. -amine,
  7. -an,
  8. -ana,
  9. -ance,
  10. -ancy

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