A group of organic compounds containing the CO·NH2 radical or an acid radical in place of one hydrogen atom of an ammonia molecule.

  1. An organic compound which contains a -CONH2 group.

  2. Any of the organic compounds produced when a hydrogen atom of ammonia (NH3) is replaced with a metal.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Am"ide [Ammonia + -ide.] Chem.

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 It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.

Acid amide, a neutral compound formed by the substitution of the amido group for hydroxyl in an acid.


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