- a metallic derivative of ammonia in which the −NH2 group is retained, as potassium amide, KNH2.
- an organic compound obtained by replacing the −OH group in acids by the −NH2 group.
- an organic compound formed from ammonia by replacing a hydrogen atom by an acyl group.
Origin of amide
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- any organic compound containing the functional group -CONH 2
- (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CONH 2amide group or radical
- an inorganic compound having the general formula M(NH 2) x, where M is a metal atom
Word Origin for amide
C19: from am (monia) + -ide
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- An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the acyl radical.
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- Any organic compound containing the group CONH2, derived from a fatty acid by replacing the hydroxyl group (OH) of the carboxyl group (COOH) with an amino group (NH2). Amides are volatile solids.
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