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CHELATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chelate mean? 

CHELATE (noun)
  The noun CHELATE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CHELATE used as a noun is very rare.


CHELATE (adjective)
  The adjective CHELATE has 2 senses:

1. relating to or characterized by chelation
2. having or resembling chelae or claws

  Familiarity information: CHELATE used as an adjective is rare.


CHELATE (verb)
  The verb CHELATE has 1 sense:

1. form a chelate, in chemistry

  Familiarity information: CHELATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHELATE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

chelate; chelate compound

Hypernyms ("chelate" is a kind of...):

heterocycle; heterocyclic; heterocyclic compound (a compound containing a heterocyclic ring)


CHELATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characterized by chelation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

chelate; chelated

Pertainym:

chelation (the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds)


Sense 2chelate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or resembling chelae or claws

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

chela (a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods)


CHELATE (verb)


Sense 1chelate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a chelate, in chemistry

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "chelate" is one way to...):

constitute; form; make (to compose or represent:)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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