ceruloplasmin

[suh-roo-luh-plaz-min]

noun Biochemistry.

a serum glycoprotein involved in the storage and transport of copper and iron.

Origin of ceruloplasmin

1950–55; < New Latin cerulo-, combining form representing Latin caeruleus (see cerulean, -o-) + plasm(a) + -in2
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ceruloplasmin in Medicine

ceruloplasmin

[sə-rōō′lō-plăzmĭn]

n.

A blue, copper-containing globulin that may play a part in erythropoiesis and oxygen reduction.
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