Definition of acetamide in English:

acetamide

Syllabification: a·cet·am·ide
Pronunciation: /əˈsetəˌmīd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • The crystalline amide of acetic acid.
    • Chemical formula: CH3CONH2
    More example sentences
    • The acetamidase enzyme encoded by the amdS gene allows growth on acetamide as a carbon and/or nitrogen source by producing ammonium and acetate.
    • For example, Lasso and Arena are registered trade names, alachlor is the common name, and 2-chloro-N - (2,6-diethylphenyl) N - acetamide is the chemical name for a herbicide used in corn and soybeans.
    • Despite the growing use of tetramethylrhodamine maleimide / acetamide modified actins, their polymerization properties have not been described yet.

Origin

mid 19th century: from acetyl + amide.

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