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siderophile

[ sid-er-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈsɪd ər əˌfaɪl /
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adjective

(of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
Geology. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.

noun

a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.

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