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chelating agent

noun, Chemistry
1.
a ligand that forms chelates.
Also called chelator
[kee-ley-ter] /ˈki leɪ tər/ (Show IPA)
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chelating agent

noun
1.
a chemical compound that coordinates with a metal to form a chelate, often used to trap or remove heavy metal ions
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