oxamide

noun ox·amide \äkˈsamə̇d; ˈäksəˌmīd, -mə̇d\

Definition of oxamide

  1. :  a high-melting crystalline amide (CONH2)2 obtainable by treating ethyl oxalate with ammonia :  the diamide of oxalic acid

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Origin and Etymology of oxamide

International Scientific Vocabulary 2ox- + amide; originally formed in French


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