ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid


eth·​yl·​ene·​di·​amine·​tet·​ra·​ace·​tic acid ˌe-thə-ˌlēn-ˌdī-ə-ˌmēn-ˌte-trə-(ə-)ˈsē-tik- How to pronounce ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (audio)
: edta

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dobos notes that products like Sun-In should have phosphoric acid and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), which help stabilize the solution in the package. Gabe Bergado, Allure, 11 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid was in 1946

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“Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

eth·​yl·​ene·​di·​amine·​tetra·​ace·​tic acid -ə-ˌsēt-ik- How to pronounce ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (audio)
: edta
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