(noun) any organic compound containing the group -CONH2

Source: WordNet® 3.1



amide (plural amides)

(organic chemistry) Any derivative of an oxoacid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced with an amino or substituted amino group; especially such derivatives of a carboxylic acid, the carboxamides or acid amides

(inorganic chemistry) Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation (R-NH- or R2N-)


• Maedi, Media, aimed, maide, media

Source: Wiktionary

Am"ide, n. Etym: [Ammonia + -ide.] (Chem.)

Definition: A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical. Acid amide, a neutral compound formed by the substitution of the amido group for hydroxyl in an acid.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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