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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

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have chelated
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had chelated
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I will chelate
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chelating
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Past Conditional
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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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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 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.
Among his topics are the history of nutritional chelates, the requirements for a nutritionally functional chelate, the absorption of amino acid chelates by active transport, the uptake of amino acid chelates into and out of the plasma, and the toxicity of amino acid chelates.
Specifically, this experiment was conducted to: (a) determine which time is suitable for harvest after chelate application at a specific growth stage; (b) determine which chelate or chelate combination was effective in enhancing shoot uptake of Cd by wheat when grown on a Cd-contaminated soil; and (c) determine which growth stage was best for wheat to attain a maximum translocation index [i.
Because I have long scars on either side of my spine, in spite of neural therapy, whenever I chelate metal without a sufficient binding aid, it sets up a battery feeling on my spine from unbound toxic metal that goes to the scars.
Recently, the active principle that initiates microstomal to macrostomal differentiation has been identified as an ferrous iron chelate of hypoxanthine (6 hydroxy-purine) and uracil (2,4-dioxyprymidine) (Smith-Somerville et al.
ABSTRACT : A broiler experiment was conducted to compare the effects of duration and level of iron-methionine chelate (Fe-Met) supplementation on the iron, copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) content of broiler meat.
The capability to chelate the ferrous iron was calculated using the following equation:
Currently, the most widely used TRF-based immunoassay is the dissociation-enhanced, lanthanide-induced fluorescence immunoassay (6), in which nonfluorescent Eu(III) chelate is used as label and the amount of Eu(Ill) is measured through a dissociation and fluorescence enhancement step.
the new lychee-flavored beverage contains chelate compounds such as L-cystine, malic acid, methylsulfonylmethane and phytic acid, discharging poisonous metals from the body.
Concern over the effects of oral succimer on GI lead absorption is justified because succimer exhibits high Pb-binding affinity [Pb-DMSA chelate formation constant = 2.
Scatter dry granules within the plant's drip line, then water thoroughly so the chelate soaks into soil around roots.