Chelation



[kee-ley-shuh n] /kiˈleɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
Chemistry. the process of chelating.
2.
Medicine/Medical.

/ˈkiːleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(chem) the process by which a chelate is formed
2.
(animal husbandry) the process by which trace elements in an animal’s feed are bonded to amino acids, ensuring their absorption into the animal’s body
3.
(geology) the chemical removal of metallic ions in a mineral or rock by weathering
chelation
(kĭ-lā’shən)
The combination of a metal ion with a chemical compound to form a ring. Chelation is used in the industrial separation and extraction of metals and to treat metal poisoning.

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