siderochrome

[ sid-er-uh-krohm ]
/ ˈsɪd ər əˌkroʊm /

noun Biochemistry.

any of various chemical compounds functioning in the transport of iron in bacteria.

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Origin of siderochrome

First recorded in 1960–65; sidero-1 + -chrome
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