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transferrin

[trans-fer-in]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a plasma glycoprotein that transports dietary iron to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.
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Origin of transferrin

1947; trans- + Latin ferr(um) iron + -in2
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  • If ever I go blind, my experience durin those days will help considable in transferrin my eyesight to my fingers.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason


British Dictionary definitions for transferrin

transferrin

noun
  1. biochem any of a group of blood glycoproteins that transport ironAlso called: beta globulin, siderophilin
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Word Origin

C20: from trans- + ferro- + -in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

transferrin in Medicine

transferrin

(trăns-fĕrĭn)
n.
  1. A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.siderophilin
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