Medical Dictionary

lactoferrin

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noun lac·to·fer·rin \ˌlak-tō-ˈfer-ən\

Medical Definition of lactoferrin

  1. :  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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