ferritin


noun Biochemistry.

  1. an amber-colored, crystalline protein, found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that consists of apoferritin combined with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex and that stores iron for use in metabolism.

noun

  1. biochem a protein that contains iron and plays a part in the storage of iron in the body. It occurs in the liver and spleen

n.

  1. An iron-containing protein complex, found principally in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, and liver, that functions as the primary form of iron storage in the body.

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