ferritin


fer·ri·tin

noun \ˈfer-ə-tən\

Definition of FERRITIN

:  a crystalline iron-containing protein that functions in the storage of iron and is found especially in the liver and spleen

Origin of FERRITIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of ferratin, iron-containing protein, from Latin ferratus bound with iron (from ferrum) + International Scientific Vocabulary -in
First Known Use: 1937

fer·ri·tin

noun \ˈfer-ət-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FERRITIN

: a crystalline iron-containing protein that functions in the storage of iron and is found especially in the liver and spleen—compare hemosiderin

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