Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the formation of a polydentate chelate compound from a metal salt
  • n. the use of this process to remove metal ions from solution, especially to counter poisoning by heavy metals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the process of removing a heavy metal from a solution by means of a chelate
  • n. the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  • n. the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

Etymologies

From chelate +‎ -ion. (Wiktionary)

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