Meaning of CHELATE in English

CHELATE

[che.late] adj (1826) 1: resembling or having chelae

2: of, relating to, or being a chelate

[2]chelate vb che.lat.ed ; che.lat.ing vt (1922): to combine with (a metal) so as to form a chelate ring ~ vi: to react so as to form a chelate ring -- che.lat.able adj -- che.la.tion n -- che.la.tor n [3]chelate n (1943): a compound having a ring structure that usu. contains a metal ion held by coordinate bonds

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