imid(o)- Also imin(o)-.
Various amine derivatives.
[An arbitrary alteration of amide.]
Imido- is the combining form relating to imide, an organic compound containing the group —CONHCO—. Similarly imino- indicates the presence of an imine group —C==NH or —C==NR, where R is an alkyl or other group. However, the two are sometimes confused, especially with iminoester, a compound containing the group —C(NH)OR, which should strictly be an imidoester. Imido- is also applied unsystematically to heterocyclic nitrogen compounds such as imidazole, an anti-fungal drug, which has a five-membered ring with two nitrogen atoms in it, or imidocarb, used to treat tick-borne diseases in domestic animals.