Definitions

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  • adj. Designating four acetic residues

Etymologies

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From tetra- +‎ acetic

Examples

  • At about 10: 00 am, under the direction of Dr. Kerry, Abubakar's arm was cleaned with alcohol, and EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid), a chelate, was directly injected into the boy's bloodstream.

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  • Disodium ethylenediame tetraacetic (Chelating agent for metals)

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