amide: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (am'īd, -id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a metallic derivative of ammonia in which the −NH group is retained, as potassium amide, KNH.
  2. an organic compound obtained by replacing the −OH group in acids by the −NH group.
  3. an organic compound formed from ammonia by replacing a hydrogen atom by an acyl group.
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