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.


Nearby words

  1. ethylene dichloride,
  2. ethylene glycol,
  3. ethylene group,
  4. ethylene oxide,
  5. ethylene series,
  6. ethylic,
  7. ethylidene,
  8. ethylvinyl ether,
  9. ethyne,
  10. ethynodiol

Origin of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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

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Medicine definitions for ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

[ ĕth′ə-lēn-dī′ə-mēn-tĕt′rə-ə-sētĭk ]

n.

EDTA.

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