Ferritin definition

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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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An iron-storing protein found in certain bodily tissue.
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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) Any of a family of iron-carrying globular protein complexes consisting of 24 protein subunits.
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Noun

Singular:
ferritin
Plural:
ferritins