Meaning of chelate
Pronunciation: (kē'lāt), [key]
— adj., n., v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
- of or noting a heterocyclic compound having a central metallic ion attached by covalent bonds to two or more nonmetallic atoms in the same molecule.
- of or noting a compound having a cyclic structure resulting from the formation of one or more hydrogen bonds in the same molecule.
- having a chela or chelae.
- a chelate compound.
- to combine (an organic compound) with a metallic ion to form a chelate.
- chelate (Thesaurus)