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imide

[ im-ahyd, im-id ]
/ ˈɪm aɪd, ˈɪm ɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups, characterized by the =NH group.
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Origin of imide

First recorded in 1840–50; alteration of amide

OTHER WORDS FROM imide

i·mid·ic [ih-mid-ik], /ɪˈmɪd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for imide

imide
/ (ˈɪmaɪd) /

noun
any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules contain the divalent group -CONHCO-

Derived forms of imide

imidic (ɪˈmɪdɪk), adjective

Word Origin for imide

C19: alteration of amide
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Scientific definitions for imide

imide
[ ĭmīd′ ]

A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent acid group or two monovalent acid groups. Peptides and proteins are chains of imides formed when two amino acids are joined by a peptide bond.
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