- of or noting a heterocyclic compound having a central metallic ion attached by covalent bonds to two or more nonmetallic atoms in the same molecule.
- of or noting a compound having a cyclic structure resulting from the formation of one or more hydrogen bonds in the same molecule.
OTHER WORDS FROM chelateche·lat·a·ble, adjective
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The pedipalpi become chelate before becoming jointed, and the chelicer also early acquire their characteristic form.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Mandibles chelate; palpi not enlarged at the tip, nor with two bristles.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Chelate: bearing a cheat or claw; applied when claws are capable of being drawn down or back upon the last tarsal joint.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The large chelate pedipalps are also prominently figured but the smaller walking legs are commonly omitted.Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
Two pairs of the thoracic feet are chelate, and three pairs are longer than the others.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold