amide

noun
am·​ide | \ˈa-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of amide 

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

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

First Known Use of amide

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amide

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin ammonia

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Amidah

amidase

amidate

amide

ami de cour

amidino

amidino-

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amide

noun
am·​ide | \ˈam-ˌīd, -əd \

Medical Definition of amide 

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

Other Words from amide

amidic \ə-​ˈmid-​ik, a-​ \ adjective

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