ferritin


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fer·ri·tin

 (fĕr′ĭ-tĭn)
n.
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.

ferritin

(ˈfɛrɪtɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) 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
[C20: from ferrite + -in]

fer•ri•tin

(ˈfɛr ɪ tn)

n.
a protein of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow that stores iron for use in metabolism.
[< Czech (1934)]
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Noun1.ferritin - a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen; it is one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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fer·ri·tin

n. ferritina, una de las formas en que el hierro se almacena en el organismo.

ferritin

n ferritina
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