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amide

[ am-ahyd, -id ]
/ ˈæm aɪd, -ɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
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.
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Origin of amide

First recorded in 1840–50; am(monia) + -ide

OTHER WORDS FROM amide

a·mid·ic [uh-mid-ik], /əˈmɪd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amide

amide
/ (ˈæmaɪd) /

noun
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

Derived forms of amide

amidic (əˈmɪdɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amide

C19: from am (monia) + -ide
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Scientific definitions for amide

amide
[ ămīd′ ]

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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