- 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: am(monia) + -ide
- amidic adjective
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- An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the CONH2 radical.
- A compound with a metal replacing hydrogen in ammonia, such as sodium amide, NaNH2.
Origin: am(monia) + -ide.
- a·midˈic adjective
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