Meaning of acetamide

a•cet•am•ide

Pronunciation: (u-set'u-mīd", as"i-tam'īd), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, CHNO, the amide of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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