Definition of chelator in English:

chelator

noun

  • See chelate

    • ‘Studies looking at the effects of antioxidants used in conjunction with chelating agents have investigated their role as potential aids to chelators.’
    • ‘After the second blood sample had been collected, all patients had their iron chelation therapy switched to the other chelator.’
    • ‘However, this difference disappears upon addition of heavy metal chelators in the extracellular bath.’
    • ‘Studies with these ions and chelators confirm the predictions.’
    • ‘Organic chelators that are thought to be of recent biological origin control copper speciation in seawater.’