a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the −NH2 group united with an acid radical is present: amidocyanogen.
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How to use amido- in a sentence
It came to be realized that the fundamental discovery of Griess was capable of being extended to all kinds of amido-compounds.
It is an amido-derivative of a sulpho-acid of beta-naphthol, so that naphthalene is the generating hydrocarbon of this substance.
Experiments show that no flavor develops until the amido acids and ammonia are formed.
The question arises whether these intermediate compounds must be found before other agents can form the amido acids and ammonia.
British Dictionary definitions for amido-
(in chemistry) indicating the presence of an amide group
Word Origin for amido-
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Medical definitions for amido-
Having a NH2 radical as well as a CO radical in a compound:amidohydrolase.
A chemical group having a NH2 radical as well as a CO radical.
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