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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-]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. EDTA.
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Origin of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

(ĕth′ə-lēn-dī′ə-mēn-tĕt′rə-ə-sētĭk)
n.
  1. EDTA.
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