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am·ide  audio  (md, -d) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the CONH2 radical.
  2. A compound with a metal replacing hydrogen in ammonia, such as sodium amide, NaNH2.

ETYMOLOGY:
am(monia) + -ide

OTHER FORMS:
a·midic  (-mdk, -md-) KEY (Adjective)


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