chelate

1 of 3

adjective

che·​late ˈkē-ˌlāt How to pronounce chelate (audio)
 also  ˈchē-
1
: resembling or having chelae
2
[from the pincerlike way in which the metal ion is held] : of, relating to, or being a chelate

chelate

2 of 3

verb

chelated; chelating

transitive verb

: to combine with (a metal) so as to form a chelate ring

intransitive verb

: to react so as to form a chelate ring
chelatable
ˈkē-ˌlā-tə-bəl How to pronounce chelate (audio)
 also  ˈchē-
adjective

chelate

3 of 3

noun

: a compound having a ring structure that usually contains a metal ion held by coordinate bonds

Examples of chelate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Each tablet contains magnesium as chelate, glycinate, and oxide for easy absorption. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2021 Each vegetarian capsule contains 500mg of premium, high-quality, natural magnesium as oxide, chelate, citrate, and succinate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2022
Verb
Formulated to remove heavy metals and mineral buildup in the hair, these products contain high amounts of chelating ingredients, says George. Sophia Panych, Allure, 2 Apr. 2024 There are several forms of creatine, including creatine ethyl ester, creatine hydrochloride, creatine magnesium chelate, and creatine monohydrate. Tamar Kane, Ms, Verywell Health, 25 Jan. 2024 In effect, this means the 1600mg dose of D-aspartic acid calcium chelate is as potent as a 2200mg dose of non-chelate D-aspartic acid. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 The inclusion of zinc amino acid chelate in Blue Buffalo NP Novel Protein supports healthy skin and coat by promoting proper cell function and tissue repair. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 Each two capsule serving has 30 mg (273% Daily Value) of raw zinc from brown rice chelate—processed without the use of high heat, fillers, or artificial additives. Kelsey Kunik, Rd, Health, 25 July 2023 Ion has a chelating shampoo specifically formulated with swimmers in mind. Joseph Cheatham, Men's Health, 17 July 2023 Magnesium Breakthrough is one of the only supplements on the market that provides magnesium from all seven sources: Magnesium chelate, citrate, bisglycinate, malate, aspartate, taurate, and orotate. Alyssa Edwards, Discover Magazine, 3 June 2023 This includes chelating agents such as EDTA, phosphates, zeolites, polyphosphates, and others. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023
Noun
The Types of Creatine Supplements Creatine can come in various forms, including creatine ethyl ester, creatine magnesium chelate, creatine hydrochloride, and creatine malate. Tamar Kane, Ms, Verywell Health, 25 Jan. 2024 In effect, this means the 1600mg dose of D-aspartic acid calcium chelate is as potent as a 2200mg dose of non-chelate D-aspartic acid. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 Compared to the control mice who’d been exposed to uranium radiation and received no treatment, mice that got an injection of the chelate within three minutes of exposure saw uranium levels drop roughly 84 percent in their kidneys and approximately 43 percent in their bones. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, 27 June 2019 Mary Ruth's Prenatal & Postnatal Liquid Iron is made using bioavailable ferrous bisglycinate chelate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Magnesium Breakthrough is one of the only supplements on the market that provides magnesium from all seven sources: Magnesium chelate, citrate, bisglycinate, malate, aspartate, taurate, and orotate. Alyssa Edwards, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Your Longevity Blueprint Magnesium Chelate is a magnesium supplement that provides magnesium chelate, which is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 Magnesium chelate has been shown to be absorbed better than other forms of magnesium. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 Yellowed leaves with green veins is called chlorosis; applying fertilizer containing iron chelate according to label instructions can help correct the problem. Sunset Magazine, 10 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1922, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chelate was in 1826

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“Chelate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chelate. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

chelate

1 of 3 adjective
che·​late ˈkē-ˌlāt How to pronounce chelate (audio)
: of, relating to, or having the ring structure typical of a chelate

chelate

2 of 3 verb
chelated; chelating

transitive verb

: to combine with (a metal) so as to form a chelate ring

intransitive verb

: to react so as to form a chelate ring
chelatable adjective

chelate

3 of 3 noun
: a compound having a ring structure that usually contains a metal ion held by coordinate bonds

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