am·ide (ămīd′, -ĭd)
1. An organic compound, such as acetamide, containing the CONH2 group.
2. The anion of ammonia, NH2- or a compound containing this anion, such as sodium amide, NaNH2.
a·midic (ə-mĭdĭk, ă-mĭd-) adj.
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