amide

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noun am·ide \ˈa-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of amide

  1. 1 :  an inorganic compound derived from ammonia by replacement of an atom of hydrogen with another element (such as a metal)

  2. 2 :  any of a class of organic compounds derived from ammonia or an amine by replacement of hydrogen with an acyl group — compare amine, imide

Origin and Etymology of amide

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin ammonia


First Known Use: 1836


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amide

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noun am·ide \ˈam-ˌīd, -əd\

Medical Definition of amide

  1. :  an organic compound derived from ammonia or an amine by replacement of an atom of hydrogen with an acyl group—compare imide

amidic

\ə-ˈmid-ik, a-\play adjective

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