amido-

  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the −NH2 group united with an acid radical is present: amidocyanogen.
  2. (erroneously) amino-.
Also especially before a vowel, amid-.

Origin of amido-

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Historical Examples of amido

  • Experiments show that no flavor develops until the amido acids and ammonia are formed.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

  • The question arises whether these intermediate compounds must be found before other agents can form the amido acids and ammonia.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

  • It will be interesting, however, to mention some of the amido acids and groups commonly occurring in proteids.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The chains of amido acids are split up during hydrolysis, and individual amido acids may thus be separated.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • These are soluble in alkalies, acids and water, and are readily hydrolyzed further into amido acids and acid amides.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for amido

amido-

combining form
  1. (in chemistry) indicating the presence of an amide group

Word Origin for amido-

from amide
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