Definitions for: Chelate

[n] a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
[adj] having or resembling chelae or claws
[adj] relating to or characterized by chelation
[v] form a chelate, in chemistry

Webster (1913) Definition: Che"late, a. (Zo["o]l.)
Same as Cheliferous.

Synonyms: chelate compound, chelated

See Also: chemical compound, compound, constitute, form, make

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