chelation

noun
che·​la·​tion | \ kē-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce chelation (audio) also chē- \

Definition of chelation

1 : the process of chelating or the quality or state of being chelated

Examples of chelation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The often-costly remedies have included restrictive diets, supplements, chelation and hyperbaric chambers, as well as more dangerous home remedies. NBC News, 12 Nov. 2021 Just know that chelation is critical to good soil health. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, 3 Sep. 2019 These byproducts have varying characteristics—some have negative charges, others positive/ Organic matter also helps with the process of chelation, which is a type of bonding of ions and molecules to metal ions. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, 3 Sep. 2019 The doctors attempted to rid her blood of mercury through chelation, a process that removes heavy metals from the body. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, 15 Dec. 2017 The problem with using chelation in this case was that the majority of the mercury in KW's system wasn't in her blood stream. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, 15 Dec. 2017 Here, a holistic doctor worked with him for six months, using a regimen of nutrition, chelation therapy and meditation that Sakalski said reversed all that. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, 2 June 2017 Here, a holistic doctor worked with him for six months, using a regimen of nutrition, chelation therapy and meditation that Skalski said reversed all that. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, 2 June 2017 Using the skin as an essential aspect of chelation therapy is important and makes complete medical sense. Kelly Conaboy, The Atlantic, 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of chelation

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chelation was in 1932

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26 Nov 2021

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“Chelation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chelation. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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chelation

noun
che·​la·​tion | \ kē-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce chelation (audio) \

Medical Definition of chelation

1 : the process of chelating or the quality or state of being chelated

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