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amide (ăm´īd), organic compound formed by reaction of an acid chloride, acid anhydride, or ester with an amine. Under strong acidic conditions an amide can be hydrolyzed to yield an amine and a carboxylic acid. The reverse of this process results in the loss of water and is used in nature to link amino acids to form proteins. See amino group; carboxyl group.

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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 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.

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

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