ferritin

noun fer·ri·tin \ 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 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


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ferritin

noun fer·ri·tin \ ˈfer-ət-ən \

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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