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ki leIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in chemistry, of or designating a compound in which the central metallic ion is bonded with two or more nonmetallic atoms to form a closed chain.
definition 2: in chemistry, of or designating a ring compound that has one or more hydrogen bonds.
definition 3: in zoology, of or having pincerlike claws.
part of speech: noun
definition: a chelate compound.
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chelates, chelating, chelated
definition 1: to form a chelate by joining with a metallic ion.
definition 2: to form a ring compound by forming at least one hydrogen bond.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause (an organic compound) to become a chelate by adding a metallic ion.