Last modified on 9 July 2014, at 11:26

chelate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chela +‎ -ate.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chelate (comparative more chelate, superlative most chelate)

  1. (zoology) having chelae, or in the form of a chela

NounEdit

chelate (plural chelates)

  1. (chemistry) a chelate compound

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VerbEdit

chelate (third-person singular simple present chelates, present participle chelating, simple past and past participle chelated)

  1. (transitive, chemistry) to form a chelate compound by combining a metal atom to form a ring
  2. (transitive, medicine) to remove heavy metals from the bloodstream using a chelate (such as EDTA)

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chelate

  1. feminine plural of chelato