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-amide

Word Origin and History for -amide
-amide
also amide, in chemical use, 1850, denoting a compound obtained by replacing one hydrogen atom in ammonia with an element or radical, from Fr. amide, from am(monia) + -ide; coined by Fr. chemist Charles-Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884).
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