siderophile

adjective sid·er·o·phile \ˈsidərəˌfīl\

Definition of siderophile

  1. :  having so little affinity for oxygen and sulfur that in a molten mass the greatest concentration (as of an element) would be found in the metallic phase (as in the iron of a blast furnace) — compare chalcophile, oxyphile

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Origin and Etymology of siderophile

International Scientific Vocabulary sider- + -phile


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