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

Examples of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The preprint’s authors, some whom were among the first to identify the VITT side effect, propose that these proteins, together with another component of the vaccine called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), may set off a dangerous response by the immune system in some vaccine recipients. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, 22 Apr. 2021 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid was in 1946

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“Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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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