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

First Known Use of ferritin

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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