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Origin of chelate

First recorded in 1820鈥30; chel(a)1 + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM chelate

che路lat路a路ble, adjective
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How to use chelate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chelate

chelate
/ (藞ki藧le瑟t) /

noun
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
adjective
zoology of or possessing chelae
chem of or denoting a chelate
verb
(intr) chem to form a chelate

Word Origin for chelate

C20: from chela 1
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Scientific definitions for chelate

chelate
[ k膿l膩t鈥 ]

A chemical compound in the form of a ring that contains a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions. Many commercial dyes as well as important biological substances, such as chlorophyll and the heme of hemoglobin, are chelates.
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