Definition of EDTA
: a white crystalline acid C10H16N2O8 used especially as a chelating agent, a preservative, and in medicine as an anticoagulant and in the treatment of lead poisoning
Origin of edta
First Known Use: 1951
Medical Definition of EDTA
: a white crystalline acid C10H16N2O8 used in medicine as an anticoagulant and as a chelator in the treatment of lead poisoning—called also ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
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