apoferritin

[ap-oh-fer-i-tin]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a homogeneous protein, found especially in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin.

Origin of apoferritin

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apoferritin in Medicine

apoferritin

[ăp′ə-fĕrĭ-tĭn]
n.
  1. A protein present in the intestinal mucosa that binds and stores iron by combining with a ferric hydroxide-phosphate compound to form ferritin.
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