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

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monodentate was in 1949

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“Monodentate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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