from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crystalline acid, C10H16N2O8, that acts as a strong chelating agent. The sodium salt of EDTA is used as an antidote for metal poisoning, an anticoagulant, and an ingredient in a variety of industrial reagents.
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- ethylenediaminetetracetic acid
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- n. a complex molecule used medically to chelate metal ions in cases of lead or heavy metal poisoning
e(thylene)d(iamine)t(etraacetic) a(cid).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)