lactoferrin

[ lak-tuh-fer-in ]
/ ˌlæk təˈfɛr ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a glycoprotein present in milk, especially human milk, and supplying iron to suckling infants.

Origin of lactoferrin

First recorded in 1970–75; lacto- + ferr(i)- + -in2
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