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Transferrin

Synonym(s)

  • iron binding protein
  • siderophilin

Definition(s)

Serum beta-globulin that binds and transports iron. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A beta globulin in blood plasma capable of combining with ferric ions and transporting iron in the body -- called also siderophilin.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014