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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chelate, chelate compound(adj)

    a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions

  2. chelate, chelated(adj)

    relating to or characterized by chelation

  3. chelate(verb)

    having or resembling chelae or claws

  4. chelate(verb)

    form a chelate, in chemistry


  1. chelate(n.)

    a compound formed by combination of a metal ion in solution with a compound containing heteroatoms (such as oxygen or nitrogen), in which at least two heteroatoms are bound to the metal. The bonds may be covalent or non-covalent. Chelates in some cases have very low dissociation constants, and organic compounds (chelating agents) which form such chelates are therefore used to reduce the concentration of free metal ions in solution.


  1. chelate(Noun)

    a chelate compound

  2. chelate(Verb)

    to form a chelate compound by combining a metal atom to form a ring

  3. chelate(Verb)

    to remove heavy metals from the bloodstream using a chelate (such as EDTA)

  4. chelate(Adjective)

    having chelae, or in the form of a chela

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chelate(adj)

    same as Cheliferous

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chelate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chelate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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