Noun Acetamide Definition and Examples







The amide of acetic acid, a crystalline solid with a characteristic musty odour.
  1. 'If acetamide herbicides are used, grain sorghum seed must be pre-treated with a safener that protects it from injury caused by the acetamide herbicides.'
  2. 'Amplification reactions were performed with 50-100 ng of total genomic DNA under standard conditions both in the presence and in the absence of 5% - 6% acetamide (final concentration).'
  3. 'The acetamidase enzyme encoded by the amdS gene allows growth on acetamide as a carbon and/or nitrogen source by producing ammonium and acetate.'
((n.) A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.)

Mid 19th century: from acetyl + amide.

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