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Meaning of ferritin

fer•ri•tin

Pronunciation: (fer'i-tn), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an amber-colored, crystalline protein, found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that consists of apoferritin combined with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex and that stores iron for use in metabolism.
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