EDTA

Definitions

Medical

  • noun a colourless chemical that can bind to heavy metals to remove them from the bloodstream.
  • acronym forethylene diamine tetra-acetate

Food

  • acronym forethylenediamine-NNN'N'-tetra-acetate
  • A very common and powerful sequestering agent both as is and as its salts. Abbreviated to EDTA.
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