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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