mono·​den·​tate | \ ˌmä-nō-ˈden-ˌtāt How to pronounce monodentate (audio) \

Definition of monodentate

: attached to the central atom in a coordination complex by one bond used of ligands and chelating groups Upon inhibitor binding, this water is replaced with the zinc-binding group of the inhibitor in either a bidentate or a monodentate manner.— Sandor Cseh et al., Drugs, May 2010 — compare bidentate, polydentate, tridentate

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Monodentate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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