noun Biochemistry.

a homogeneous protein, found especially in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin.

Nearby words

  1. apodis,
  2. apodosis,
  3. apodous,
  4. apodyterium,
  5. apoenzyme,
  6. apogamy,
  7. apogee,
  8. apogeotropism,
  9. apograph,
  10. apographic

Origin of apoferritin

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Medicine definitions for apoferritin




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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