Meaning of apoferritin

ap•o•fer•ri•tin

Pronunciation: (ap"ō-fer'i-tin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a homogeneous protein, found esp. in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ferritin.
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