ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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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.ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid - 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