transferrin

[ trans-fer-in ]
/ trænsˈfɛr ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a plasma glycoprotein that transports dietary iron to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.

Nearby words

  1. transference number,
  2. transferential,
  3. transfermium,
  4. transferor,
  5. transferral,
  6. transfiguration,
  7. transfigure,
  8. transfinite,
  9. transfinite number,
  10. transfix

Origin of transferrin

1947; trans- + Latin ferr(um) iron + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for transferrin

transferrin

/ (trænsˈfɜːrɪn) /

noun

biochem any of a group of blood glycoproteins that transport ironAlso called: beta globulin, siderophilin

Word Origin for transferrin

C20: from trans- + ferro- + -in

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Medicine definitions for transferrin

transferrin

[ trăns-fĕrĭn ]

n.

A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.siderophilin

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