[am-ahyd, -id]
noun Chemistry.
a metallic derivative of ammonia in which the −NH 2 group is retained, as potassium amide, KNH 2 .
an organic compound obtained by replacing the −OH group in acids by the −NH 2 group.
an organic compound formed from ammonia by replacing a hydrogen atom by an acyl group.

1840–50; am(monia) + -ide

amidic [uh-mid-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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amide (ˈæmaɪd)
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
[C19: from am(monia) + -ide]

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amide am·ide (ām'īd', -ĭd)
An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the acyl radical.

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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.
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