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EDTA

noun \ˌē-(ˌ)dē-(ˌ)tē-ˈā\

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

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
First Known Use: 1951

EDTA

noun \ˌē-ˌdē-ˌtē-ˈā\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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