plural -s
: the unstable amidine CH3C(=NH)NH2 of acetic acid that forms crystalline salts with acids

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + amidine

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetamidine was in 1885

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“Acetamidine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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