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siderophile

[sid-er-uh-fahyl]
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adjective
  1. (of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
  2. Geology. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.
noun
  1. a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.

Origin of siderophile

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