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Medical Term:

ferritin

Pronunciation: fer'i-tin

Definition: An iron-protein complex, containing up to 23% iron, formed by the union of ferric ions with apoferritin; it is found in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, bone marrow, reticulocytes, and liver, and regulates iron storage and transport from the intestinal lumen to plasma.

See Also: apoferritin

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