form·​am·​ide | \ fȯr-ˈma-ˌmīd How to pronounce formamide (audio) ; ˈfȯr-mə-ˌmīd, -məd \

Definition of formamide

: a colorless hygroscopic liquid CHONH2 used chiefly as a solvent

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Recent Examples on the Web These molecules include methanol and formamide, which are important building blocks for life. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Found the Building Blocks For Life Around a Young Star," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of formamide

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for formamide

International Scientific Vocabulary form- + amide

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“Formamide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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