[fer-i-tn] /ˈfɛr ɪ tn/
an amber-colored, crystalline protein, found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that consists of combined with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex and that stores iron for use in metabolism.
(biochem) a protein that contains iron and plays a part in the storage of iron in the body. It occurs in the liver and spleen
ferritin fer·ri·tin (fěr’ĭ-tĭn)
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.
1. variant of : ferroconcrete. In chemical terminology, the meanings of and are specialized to correspond to ferric and ferrous. combining form 1. indicating a property of iron or the presence of iron: ferromagnetism, ferromanganese 2. indicating the presence of iron in the divalent state: ferrocyanide Compare ferri- before vowels ferr-, word-forming element indicating the […]
[fer-oh-al-oi, -uh-loi] /ˌfɛr oʊˈæl ɔɪ, -əˈlɔɪ/ noun 1. an of iron with some element other than carbon, used to introduce the element in the manufacture of steel.
[fer-oh-uh-loo-muh-nuh m] /ˌfɛr oʊ əˈlu mə nəm/ noun 1. a ferroalloy containing up to 80 percent .
[fer-oh-si-ment] /ˌfɛr oʊ sɪˈmɛnt/ adjective 1. (of a boat hull) constructed of mortar troweled over a wire mesh that has been preshaped over a mold. 2. (of a boat) having such a hull.