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CHELATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chelation mean? 

CHELATION (noun)
  The noun CHELATION has 2 senses:

1. (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
2. the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

  Familiarity information: CHELATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHELATION (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

physical process; process (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


Sense 2chelation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

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


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