siderophile

adjective
sid·​er·​o·​phile | \ˈsidərəˌfīl\

Definition of siderophile 

: 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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International Scientific Vocabulary sider- + -phile

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