amide etymology

English word amide comes from English ammonia, English -ide

Detailed word origin of amide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ammonia English (eng) (inorganic compound) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste.
-ide English (eng) A binary compound - bromide, arsenide, palladide.. Any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside.. Any of a group of several elements - lanthanide.
amide English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation.. (organic chemistry) Any derivative of an oxoacid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced with an amino or substituted amino group; especially such derivatives of a carboxylic acid, the carboxamides.

Words with the same origin as amide

Descendants of ammonia
K-hole aminase amination amine aminic aminimide aminoalkynylation aminoanthraquinone aminocandin aminolevulinic aminopyridine aminotetralin aminyl amitriptyline ammonemia ammonic ammonify ammonuria ammoxidation hyperaminoacidemia monomethylamine vitamin vitaminic vitaminize
Descendants of -ide
arabinoside berthollide bromide caesium iodide chloride chromium diantimonide cyanide deoxynucleotide fluoride halide hydrobromide hydrochloride iodide nitrosyl fluoride nucleotide polonide potassium chloride protochloride radionucleotide rubidium bromide salicide silicide tamanolide trichloride trisaccharide