Definition of chelation in US English:

chelation

noun

  • See chelate

    • ‘Product manufacturers have attempted to mimic this process by combining minerals with amino acids in the process of chelation.’
    • ‘They can act directly by entering the redox reactions, and indirectly by chelation of iron.’
    • ‘This results in the release of acidic pectins and methanol as well as increased cell wall rigidity and calcium chelation.’
    • ‘Metal chelation is not expensive, but it is a lengthy process.’
    • ‘EDTA chelation was performed to remove the superficial calcium.’

Pronunciation

chelation

/kēˈlāSHən/