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EDTA

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noun \ˌē-(ˌ)dē-(ˌ)tē-ˈā\

Definition of EDTA

  1. :  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 and Etymology of edta

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid


First Known Use: 1951


Medical Dictionary

EDTA

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noun \ˌē-ˌdē-ˌtē-ˈā\

Medical Definition of EDTA

  1. :  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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