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ferritin

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noun fer·ri·tin \ˈfer-ə-tən\

Definition of ferritin

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



Origin and Etymology 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


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ferritin

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noun fer·ri·tin \ˈfer-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of ferritin

  1. :  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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