lactoferrin

noun

lac·​to·​fer·​rin ˌlak-tō-ˈfer-ən How to pronounce lactoferrin (audio)
: a red iron-binding protein synthesized by neutrophils and glandular epithelial cells, found in many human secretions (as tears and milk), and retarding bacterial and fungal growth

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“Lactoferrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lactoferrin. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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