1. any of a group of organic compounds containing the CO·NH2 radical (e.g., acetamide) or an acid radical in place of one hydrogen atom of an ammonia molecule (e.g., sulfanilamide)
2. any of the ammono bases in which one hydrogen atom of the ammonia molecule is replaced by a metal (e.g., sodium amide, NaNH2)
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