siderophile

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sid·er·o·phile

 (sĭd′ər-ə-fīl′)
adj.
Relating to or being an element, such as gold, platinum, or iridium, that exhibits metallic bonding and has an affinity for iron. On earth, the siderophile elements are found in greatest abundance in the iron core.
n.
A siderophile element.

siderophile

(ˈsɪdərəˌfaɪl)
n
(Geological Science) an element that is usually found in metallic forms and is concentrated at the Earth's core

sid•er•o•phile

(ˈsɪd ər əˌfaɪl)
adj.
1. having an affinity for metallic iron.
n.
2. a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.
[1920–25]
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