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Related to chelating: Chelating agent
Having chelae or resembling a chela.
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.
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chelatingadj quelante; — agent quelante m, agente m quelante; iron-chelating agent quelante de(l) hierro
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