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EDTA

 (ē′dē-tē-ā′)
n.
A crystalline acid, C10H16N2O8, that acts as a strong chelating agent. The sodium salt of EDTA is used as an antidote for metal poisoning, an anticoagulant, and an ingredient in a variety of industrial reagents.

[e(thylene)d(iamine)t(etraacetic) a(cid).]
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EDTA

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(Elements & Compounds) ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid; a colourless crystalline slightly soluble organic compound used in inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. It is a powerful chelating agent used to stabilize bleach in detergents. Formula: [(HOOCCH2)2NCH2]2
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EDTA

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: a colorless compound, C10H16N2O8, capable of chelating a variety of divalent metal cations: used in food preservation, as an anticoagulant, and in the treatment of heavy-metal poisonings.
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Noun1.EDTA - a complex molecule used medically to chelate metal ions in cases of lead or heavy metal poisoning
molecule - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
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