lactoferrin

[lak-tuh-fer-in]

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. lacto-,
  2. lacto-ovo-vegetarian,
  3. lacto-vegetarian,
  4. lactobacillus,
  5. lactocele,
  6. lactoflavin,
  7. lactogen,
  8. lactogenesis,
  9. lactogenic,
  10. lactogenic hormone

Origin of lactoferrin

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

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