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chelate

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adjective che·late \ˈkē-ˌlāt also ˈchē-\

Definition of chelate

  1. 1 :  resembling or having chelae

  2. 2 [from the pincerlike way in which the metal ion is held] :  of, relating to, or being a chelate

First Known Use of chelate

1826


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chelate

verb che·late

Definition of chelate

chelated

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chelating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to combine with (a metal) so as to form a chelate ring

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to react so as to form a chelate ring

chelatable

play \-ˌlā-tə-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of chelate

1922


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chelate

noun che·late

Definition of chelate

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

First Known Use of chelate

1943


Medical Dictionary

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chelate

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adjective che·late \ˈkē-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of chelate

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the ring structure typical of a chelate


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chelate

verb che·late

Medical Definition of chelate

chelated

;

chelating

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to react so as to form a chelate ring

chelatable

\-ˌlāt-ə-bəl\play adjective

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chelate

noun che·late

Medical Definition of chelate

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


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