- a plasma glycoprotein that transports dietary iron to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.
Origin of transferrin
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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
- 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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- A beta globulin in blood serum that combines with and transports iron.siderophilin
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