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transferrin

noun trans·fer·rin \tran(t)s-ˈfer-ən\

Definition of TRANSFERRIN

:  a beta globulin in blood plasma capable of combining with ferric ions and transporting iron in the body

Origin of TRANSFERRIN

trans- + Latin ferrum iron
First Known Use: 1947

transferrin

noun trans·fer·rin \tran(t)s-ˈfer-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSFERRIN

:  a beta globulin in blood plasma capable of combining with ferric ions and transporting iron in the body—called also siderophilin

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