[ ap-oh-fer-i-tin ]
/ ˌæp oʊˈfɛr ɪ tɪn /
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a homogeneous protein, found especially in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin.
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Medical definitions for apoferritin
[ ăp′ə-fĕr′ĭ-tĭn ]
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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