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 (ə-sĕt′ə-mīd′, ăs′ĭt-ăm′īd′)
The crystalline amide of acetic acid, C2H5NO, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives.


(ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd; əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd) or


(Elements & Compounds) a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2
[C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide]


(əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd)

a white, crystalline solid, C2H5NO, the amide of acetic acid: used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
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Noun1.acetamide - a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compoundsacetamide - a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compounds
amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
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Ceftiofur was extracted from plasma samples by a slightly modified derivitization method that converts ceftiofur and all desfuroylceftiofur metabolites to desfuroylceftiofur acetamide.
The dimethyl acetamide (DMAC) solvent was received from Tianjin Fuyu fine chemical company.
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Another rectangular box is situated inside the water box and contains PCM which was Acetamide.
Chitin is 15-20% of the mass of the residue and can be converted to chitosan through deacetylation, which is the conversion of acetamide groups (-NHCOC[H.
For non-fermenting GNB it was used nitrate reduction; gluconate use; pigment production; lysine decarboxylase activity; urease activity; indole production; acetamide and esculin hydrolysis.
Although the spectra in the infrared regions of chitin and chitosan have certain similarities, some differences can be observed, attributed to different rates of acetamide groups, mainly in the regions corresponding to the following wave number ranges of 3,700-3,000 [cm.
For instance, 40006, an acetamide derivative, has been shown to inhibit inflammation of murine macrophage J774A.
In our study, when single cryoprotectants were applied, the morphologically normal follicles reduced from 94% to 34%, which was consistent with previous reports in which mouse ovarian tissues were vitrified either in DMSO alone (3) or in a mixture of DMSO, acetamide, propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol (15, 18, 25, 27) or when ovarian tissues were vitrified in DMSO, acetamide and PG (28-30).
Cryopreservation of rabbit spermatozoa using acetamide in combination with trehalose and methylcellulose.
They were confirmed by bio chemical tests like Oxidase, Indole, Triple sugar iron agar, Citrate, Urease, Catalase, Oxidation- fermentation test and Acetamide test.