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noun form·am·ide \fȯr-ˈma-ˌmīd; ˈfȯr-mə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of formamide

  1. :  a colorless hygroscopic liquid CHONH2 used chiefly as a solvent

Origin and Etymology of formamide

International Scientific Vocabulary form- + amide

First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with formamide

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less dense or relating to a select group

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