acetamide

noun
acet·​amide | \ ə-ˈse-tə-ˌmīd How to pronounce acetamide (audio) , ˌa-sə-ˈta-ˌmīd How to pronounce acetamide (audio) \

Definition of acetamide

: a white crystalline amide C2H5NO of acetic acid used especially as a solvent and in organic synthesis

First Known Use of acetamide

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetamide

borrowed from French acétamide, from acét- acet- + amide amide

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The first known use of acetamide was in 1848

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“Acetamide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetamide. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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acetamide

noun
acet·​amide | \ ə-ˈset-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce acetamide (audio) , ˌas-ət-ˈam-ˌīd How to pronounce acetamide (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetamide

: a white crystalline amide C2H5NO of acetic acid used especially as a solvent and in organic synthesis

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