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adj. Zoology
Having chelae or resembling a chela.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound in the form of a heterocyclic ring, containing a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions.
tr.v. che·lat·ed, che·lat·ing, che·lates
1. Chemistry To combine (a metal ion) with a chemical compound to form a ring.
2. Medicine To remove (a heavy metal, such as lead or mercury) from the bloodstream by means of a chelate, such as EDTA.

che′lat·a·ble adj.
che·la′tion n.
che′la′tor n.


(Chemistry) chem a coordination compound in which a metal atom or ion is bound to a ligand at two or more points on the ligand, so as to form a heterocyclic ring containing a metal atom
1. (Zoology) zoology of or possessing chelae
2. (Chemistry) chem of or denoting a chelate
(Chemistry) (intr) chem to form a chelate
[C20: from chela1]


(ˈki leɪt)

adj., n., v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. adj.
1. of or noting a heterocyclic compound having a central metallic ion attached by covalent bonds to two or more nonmetallic atoms in the same molecule.
2. having a chela or chelae.
3. a chelate compound.
4. (of a heterocyclic compound) to form a chelate in a reaction.
5. to combine (an organic compound) with a metallic ion to form a chelate.
che′lat•a•ble, adj.
che′la•tor, n.


Past participle: chelated
Gerund: chelating

I chelate
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we chelate
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I chelated
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we chelated
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Present Continuous
I am chelating
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he/she/it is chelating
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Present Perfect
I have chelated
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Past Continuous
I was chelating
you were chelating
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Past Perfect
I had chelated
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I will chelate
you will chelate
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Future Perfect
I will have chelated
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Future Continuous
I will be chelating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chelating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chelating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chelating
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I would chelate
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Past Conditional
I would have chelated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chelate - a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
heterocycle, heterocyclic, heterocyclic compound - a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
Verb1.chelate - form a chelate, in chemistry
form, constitute, make - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
Adj.1.chelate - relating to or characterized by chelation
2.chelate - having or resembling chelae or claws
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Figure 1 demonstrate that the addition of increased volumes of hexane leaf extract and EDTA as a standard induces a significant (p [less than or equal to] 0,01) decrease dose-dependent in the optical density at 562 nm compared to the control suggesting that the hexane extract possesses a high capacity to iron chelate where the absorbance obtained decreased to a lesser extent 0,2 [+ or -] 0,011 compared to the EDTA (standard chelator) 0,04 [+ or -] 0,013.
Moreover also recent in vitro data evidence that NAC may chelate and form conjugates with cobalt [21].
Meanwhile the mass spectral data revealed the fragmentations of the Schiff base anthranilic acid and their Ni(II) mixed ligand chelate has been preformed the only chelate conducted for justification.
The method entails providing an article that has been contacted with a triglyceride sunscreen component; washing the article; rinsing the article; drying the article; and a phosphonic acid chelating agent to competitively chelate with the sunscreen components to reduce or eliminate strong metal complexes formed by the sunscreen components, during or prior to or after the article is laundered in the washing step.
The study was conducted to compare the absorption characteristics of iron glycine chelate (Fe-Gly) and ferrous sulfate (FeSO4) in Caco-2 cells.
The simplest method by which one can dope or disperse a rare earth chelate is to blend the polymeric host matrix and the rare earth chelate directly.
3+] ion or iron chelate may start lipid peroxidation reactions in the presence of a [Fe.
In our previous study, we reported that chelation or coordination reduced the polarity of the metal ion by partial sharing of its positive charge with the donor groups and possibly p-electron delocalization within the whole chelate ring.