transferrin

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noun trans·fer·rin \tran(t)s-ˈfer-ən\

Definition of transferrin

  1. :  a beta globulin in blood plasma capable of combining with ferric ions and transporting iron in the body

Origin and Etymology of transferrin

trans- + Latin ferrum iron


First Known Use: 1947


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transferrin

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noun trans·fer·rin \tran(t)s-ˈfer-ən\

Medical Definition of transferrin

  1. :  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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