Definition of acetamide in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsedəˌmīd/


The crystalline amide of acetic acid.
  • Chemical formula: CH3CONH2.
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.


Mid 19th century: from acetyl + amide.

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Syllabification: a·cet·am·ide

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