chelation

Definitions of chelation
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n the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

Type of:
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

n (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning

Type of:
physical process, process
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

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