imide

noun

im·​ide ˈi-ˌmīd How to pronounce imide (audio)
: a compound containing the NH group that is derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by a metal or an equivalent of acid groups compare amide
imidic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of amide

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imide was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Imide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imide. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

imide

noun

im·​ide ˈim-ˌīd How to pronounce imide (audio)
: a compound containing the NH group that is derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by a metal or an equivalent of acid radicals compare amide
imidic adjective

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