Meaning of EDTA

EDTA

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: a colorless compound, CHNO, capable of chelating a variety of divalent metal cations: as a salt used as an anticoagulant, antioxidant, blood cholesterol reducer, food preservative; as a calcium-disodium salt used in the treatment of lead and other heavy-metal poisonings.
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