- any of a group of organic compounds containing the CO·NH radical (e.g., acetamide) or an acid radical in place of one hydrogen atom of an ammonia molecule (e.g., sulfanilamide)
- any of the ammono bases in which one hydrogen atom of the ammonia molecule is replaced by a metal (e.g., sodium amide, NaNH)
Origin of amideam(monia) + -ide
- An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the CONH2 group.
- The anion of ammonia, NH2− or a compound containing this anion, such as sodium amide, NaNH2.
Origin of amideam(monia) + –ide.
- (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.
- (inorganic chemistry) Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation.