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Meaning of siderophile

sid•er•o•phile

Pronunciation: (sid'ur-u-fīl"), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
  2. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.
—n.
  1. a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.
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