amide /ˈeɪmʌɪd, ˈamʌɪd/

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I. noun

1.
[Chemistry] an organic compound containing the group —C(O)NH2, derived from ammonia by replacement of a hydrogen atom by an acyl group.
2.
[Chemistry] a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of a hydrogen atom by a metal, containing the anion NH2.

[with modifier]

sodium amide.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from ammonia + -ide.

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