sodamide

[soh-duh-mahyd]

Origin of sodamide

First recorded in 1830–40; sod(ium) + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for sodamide

sodamide

noun
  1. a white crystalline compound used as a dehydrating agent, as a chemical reagent, and in making sodium cyanide. Formula: NaNH 2Also called: sodium amide

Word Origin for sodamide

C19: from sod (ium) + amide
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