Dictionary

chelator

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

Definition of CHELATOR

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

First Known Use of CHELATOR

1957

chelator

noun che·la·tor \ˈkē-ˌlāt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHELATOR

:  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)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: chelerythrinePrevious Word in the Dictionary: chelation therapyAll Words Near: chelator
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears