[uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd]
Also a·cet·am·id [uh-set-uh-mid, as-i-tam-id] /əˈsɛt ə mɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm ɪd/.

Origin of acetamide

First recorded in 1870–75; acet- + amide
Also called acetic acid amide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for acetamide


acetamid (ˌæsɪˈtæmɪd, əˈsɛtɪmɪd)

  1. 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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acetamide in Science


[ə-sĕtə-mīd′, ăs′ĭt-ămīd′]
  1. 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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