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1. (Science: chemistry) related to, or derived from ammonia. Amic acid, one of a class of nitrogenised acids somewhat resembling amides.

2. (Science: suffix) (-amic) Used mainly as a suffix denoting the replacement of one COOH group of a dicarboxylic acid by a carboxamide group (-CONH2); applied only to trivial names (e.g., succinamic acid).

Origin: L. Ammonia _ -ic.

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