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[uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd] /əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd/
noun, Chemistry
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 2 H 5 NO, the amide of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also, acetamid
[uh-set-uh-mid, as-i-tam-id] /əˈsɛt ə mɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm ɪd/ (Show IPA)
Also called acetic acid amide.
Origin of acetamide
1870-75; acet- + amide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for acetamide


/ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd; əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd/
a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2
Word Origin
C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide
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acetamide in Science
  (ə-sět'ə-mīd', ās'ĭt-ām'īd')   
The crystalline amide of acetic acid, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives. Chemical formula: CH3CONH2.
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