|1.||any organic compound containing the functional group -CONH2|
|2.||(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CONH2: amide group or radical|
|3.||an inorganic compound having the general formula M(NH2)x, where M is a metal atom|
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amide am·ide (ām'īd', -ĭd)
An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the acyl radical.
|amide (ām'īd') Pronunciation Key
Any organic compound containing the group CONH2, derived from a fatty acid by replacing the hydroxyl group (OH) of the carboxyl group (COOH) with an amino group (NH2). Amides are volatile solids.