Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the CONH2 radical.
  • n. A compound with a metal replacing hydrogen in ammonia, such as sodium amide, NaNH2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chemical compound produced by the substitution for one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia of an acid radical: as, acetamide, CH3CO.NH2, in which one hydrogen atom of ammonia, NH3, has been replaced by the acetic acid radical CH3CO.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any organic compound containing the group -CONH2

Etymologies

am(monia) + -ide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Lactacystin is a cyclic amide, which is also known as a lactam.

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  • The charges that Jonathan Sloan, 29, faces in Jefferson County District Court include unlawful manufacturing and distribution of controlled substances, such as mescaline and lysergic acid amide, which is related to LSD.

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  • The eluate is treated with tartaric acid to form the acid tartrate of d-lysergic acid N,N-diethyl amide which is isolated.

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  • The dotted red lines are hydrogen bonds between amide and carbonyl groups in the peptide bonds.

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  • Heard at the brew-pub of the future: Hey barkeep, how about an amide hefeweizen for the lady, and put another head on this carbon-neutral anhydrous ammonia double bock.

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  • The vasotocin-secreting cells contain a light-sensitive pigment, while RF-amide appears to be secreted in response to certain chemicals.

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  • One of these cell types secretes vasotocin, a hormone controlling reproduction and water balance of the body, the other secretes a hormone called RF-amide.

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  • The double bonds to the oxygens both in the carboxylic acid and in the secondary amide seem to be drawn as single bonds in the lower right corner.

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  • The crystalline material is filtered off, and the filtrate reduced in volume to obtain an additional amount of crystalline amide.

    L.S.D., R.I.P.

  • The residue treated comprising d-iso- lysergic acid N-diethylaminoethyl amide is dissolved in several ml. of ethyl acetate, and the solution is cooled to about 0 degrees centigrade, whereupon di-iso-lysergic acid N-diethylaminoethyl amide separates in crystalline form.

    L.S.D., R.I.P.

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