siderophile


siderophile

siderophile [sid-er-uh-fahyl] Word Origin adjective

  1. (of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
  2. Geology. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.

noun

  1. a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.

Origin of siderophile sidero-1 + -phile

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