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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.
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Origin of transferrin

1947; trans- + Latin ferr(um) iron + -in2
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How to use transferrin in a sentence

  • 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
/ (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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