acetamide /əˈsiːtəmʌɪd, əˈsɛtəmʌɪd/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

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[Chemistry] the amide of acetic acid, a crystalline solid with a characteristic musty odour.

●Alternative name: ethanamide; chem. formula: CH3CONH2.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from acetyl + amide.

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