Definition of Amide

1. Noun. Any organic compound containing the group -CONH2.

Definition of Amide

1. n. A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.

Definition of Amide

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any derivative of an oxoacid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced with an amino or substituted amino group; especially such derivatives of a carboxylic acid, the carboxamides. ¹

2. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation. ¹

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Definition of Amide

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S] : AMIDIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Amide

1. An organic compound which contains a -CONH2 group. Any of the organic compounds produced when a hydrogen atom of ammonia (NH3) is replaced with a metal. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amide

amicus curiae
amicus curiae brief
amidation site
amide (current term)
amide hydrazone
amide hydrazones
amide linkage
amide oximes
amide synthases

Literary usage of Amide

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"plexes of the more bulky amides has been further decreased by nonbonded interferences between the amide substituents and the c/s-coordinated ammonia ligands ..."

2. The Chemical Constitution of the Proteins by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1913)
"The occurrence of asparagine and glutamine in plants and the formation of ammonia by the hydrolysis of proteins points to the presence of amide groups in ..."

3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1904)
"(a) The Preparation of Sodium amide. Sodium amide was discovered about the ... In his later experiments he used a silver boat, saying that " the amide is ..."

4. Handbook of Organic Chemistry: For the Use of Students by William Gregory, J. Milton Sanders (1857)
"At each step C, HI is added—or, what is the same thing, in each base, amide, N HI, is combined with methyle, C, H3, ethyle, ..."

5. The Practical Methods of Organic Chemistry by Ludwig Gattermann (1914)
"If an acid-amide is heated with a dehydrating agent (phosphorus pentoxide ... C=N+ H2O Acetonitrile Since, as has just been done, the acid-amide may be made ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"... and its ester and amide. Flacher, E. und Otto, E. Berlin, Ber D. ehem. ... CN and its p-nitroso- derivative and amide ..."

7. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1849)
"The whole of the gas evolved, considered as ammoniacal gas, does not quite amount to -| of the quantity absorbed in the formation of the amide of potassium. ..."

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