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A crystalline acid, C10 H16 N2 O8 , that acts as a strong chelating agent. The sodium salt of EDTA is used as an antidote for metal poisoning, an anticoagulant, and an ingredient in a variety of industrial reagents.
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A colorless, crystalline solid, C10H16N2O8, used as an industrial chelating agent, food preservative, etc. and in medicine to chelate lead, copper, etc. in metal poisoning, to prevent coagulation of blood, etc.
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A crystalline acid, C10 H16 N2 O8 , that acts as a strong chelating agent. The sodium salt of EDTA is used as an antidote for metal poisoning, an anticoagulant, and an ingredient in a variety of industrial reagents.
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(organic chemistry) Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid.
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Origin of edta

e(thylene)d(iamine)t(etraacetic) a(cid)