Medical Term:

siderophore

Pronunciation: sid′er-ō-fōr

Definition:

  1. A large extravasated mononuclear phagocyte containing granules of hemosiderin, found in the sputum or in the lungs of patients with longstanding pulmonary congestion from left ventricular failure.
  2. Secreted molecule which chelates iron.

Synonym(s): siderophage

[sidero- + G. phoros, bearing]

See Also: heart failure cell

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