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a·cet·a·mide

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

acetamide

(ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd; əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd) or

acetamid

n
(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]

a•cet•am•ide

(əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd)

n.
a white, crystalline solid, C2H5NO, the amide of acetic acid: used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
[1870–75]
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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