polydentate

adjective
poly·​dentate | \ ¦pälē, -lə̇+ \

Definition of polydentate

: attached to the central atom in a coordination complex by two or more bonds used of ligands and chelating groups

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poly- + -dentate

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“Polydentate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polydentate. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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