chelator

noun che·la·tor \ ˈkē-ˌlā-tər , kē-ˈlā-tər also ˈchē-ˌlā-tər , chē-ˈlā- \

Definition of chelator

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

First Known Use of chelator

1957

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chelator

noun che·la·tor \ ˈkē-ˌlāt-ər \

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)

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