any of a group of pesticides, originally developed as antimalarial and antitubercular drugs, that impair cell respiration in cockroaches, red ants, and other insects.


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    a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the −NH 2 group united with an acid radical is present: amidocyanogen. (erroneously) . Historical Examples These are soluble in alkalies, acids and water, and are readily hydrolyzed further into amido acids and acid amides. Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett Experiments show that […]

  • Amidogen

    (formerly) the −NH 2 group.

  • Amidohydrolase

    amidohydrolase amidohydrolase am·i·do·hy·dro·lase (ām’ĭ-dō-hī’drə-lās’, -lāz’, ə-mē’-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the C-N bond in an amide. Also called deamidase, deamidizing enzyme.

  • Amidol

    a colorless, crystalline powder, C 6 H 8 N 2 O⋅2HCl, derived from phenol, used chiefly as a photographic developer. Historical Examples With amidol a pure delicate black is easily obtainable, and it is moreover a very simple developer to use. The Barnet Book of Photography Various noun trademark a grey to colourless soluble crystalline […]

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