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amide

[am-ahyd, -id] /ˈæm aɪd, -ɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a metallic derivative of ammonia in which the −NH 2 group is retained, as potassium amide, KNH 2 .
2.
an organic compound obtained by replacing the −OH group in acids by the −NH 2 group.
3.
an organic compound formed from ammonia by replacing a hydrogen atom by an acyl group.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; am(monia) + -ide
Related forms
amidic
[uh-mid-ik] /əˈmɪd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amides

amide

/ˈæmaɪd/
noun
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
Derived Forms
amidic (əˈmɪdɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from am(monia) + -ide
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amides in Medicine

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

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amides in Science
amide
  (ām'īd')   
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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