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Meaning of CHELATION

Pronunciation:  kee'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds
  2. [n]  (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
 

CHELATION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, process

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chelator is an organic chemical that bonds with and removes free metal ions from solutions. Chelating agents are sometimes used to treat people suffering from metal poisoning.
 

 

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