[fer-i-tn] /ˈfɛr ɪ tn/

noun, Biochemistry.
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.


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