ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

[ eth-uh-leen-dahy-uh-meen-te-truh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -min-; eth-uh-leen-dahy-uh-meen-te-truh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -min- ]
/ ˈɛθ ə linˈdaɪ ə minˈtɛ trə əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -mɪn-; ˌɛθ ə linˌdaɪ ə minˌtɛ trə əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -mɪn- /

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

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Origin of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

First recorded in 1940–45; ethylene + diamine + tetra- + acetic acid

Words nearby ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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Medical definitions for ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
[ ĕth′ə-lēn-dī′ə-mēn-tĕt′rə-ə-sētĭk ]

n.

EDTA.
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