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chelator

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noun che·la·tor \kē-ˈlā-tər also chē-\

Definition of chelator

  1. :  one that chelates; especially :  a binding agent that suppresses chemical activity by forming chelates



1957

First Known Use of chelator

1957


Medical Dictionary

chelator

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noun che·la·tor \ˈkē-ˌlāt-ər\

Medical Definition of chelator

  1. :  any of various compounds that combine with metals to form chelates and that include some used medically in the treatment of metal poisoning (as by lead)




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