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am·ide / ˈamīd; -id/ • n. Chem. an organic compound containing the group −C(O)NH2, related to ammonia by replacing a hydrogen atom by an acyl group. ∎  a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of a hydrogen atom by a metal, containing the anion NH2.

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amide XIX. f. AM(MONIA) + -IDE.
So amine XIX. Cf. VITAMIN.

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amide A compound derived from ammonia (NH3) by the replacement of one or more of the hydrogens by organic acid groups. The resultant amide is designated primary, secondary, or tertiary according to the number of hydrogens replaced.