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chelating agent

noun Chemistry.
  1. a ligand that forms chelates.
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Also called che·la·tor [kee-ley-ter] /ˈki leɪ tər/.
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British Dictionary definitions for chelator

chelating agent

noun
  1. a chemical compound that coordinates with a metal to form a chelate, often used to trap or remove heavy metal ions
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