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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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(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]
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fer•ri•tin(ˈfɛr ɪ tn)
a protein of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow that stores iron for use in metabolism.
[< Czech (1934)]
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|Noun||1.||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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n. ferritina, una de las formas en que el hierro se almacena en el organismo.
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