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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

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.

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