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

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The organoid also pumped out standard human liver proteins, including albumin and transferrin. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid," 22 July 2017

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First Known Use of transferrin

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transferrin

trans- + Latin ferrum iron

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transferrin

noun
trans·​fer·​rin | \tran(t)s-ˈfer-ən \

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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