1. [ verb ] (chemistry) form a chelate, in chemistry
Related terms: form chelation
2. [ adjective ] having or resembling chelae or claws
Related terms: claw
3. [ adjective ] relating to or characterized by chelation
Synonyms: chelated
Related terms: chelation chelation
4. [ noun ] (chemistry) a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
Synonyms: chelate_compound
Related terms: compound heterocycle
Similar spelling:   chaldaea