noun. any organic compound containing the group -CONH2.
- organic compound
Example sentences of the word amide
Lidocaine is an amide anesthetic because it has the amide chain (NH attached to a carbon with a double bond to oxygen) 2.
2. Noun, singular or mass
For example, while the peptide bond itself is non-polar, the structure of the associated protein is due to hydrogen bonds between the oxygen atom of the carbonyl group and the hydrogen atom of the amide** group.