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