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acetamide

[ uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd ]
/ əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C2H5NO, the amide of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Also a·cet·am·id [uh-set-uh-mid, as-i-tam-id]. /əˈsɛt ə mɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm ɪd/.
Also called acetic acid amide.

Origin of acetamide

First recorded in 1870–75; acet- + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for acetamide

acetamide

acetamid (ˌæsɪˈtæmɪd, əˈsɛtɪmɪd)

/ (ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd, əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd) /

noun
a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH 3 CONH 2

Word Origin for acetamide

C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide
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Scientific definitions for acetamide

acetamide
[ ə-sĕtə-mīd′, ăs′ĭt-ămīd′ ]

The crystalline amide of acetic acid, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives. Chemical formula: CH3CONH2.
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