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metallophilia

Pronunciation: me-tal'o-fil'e-a

Definition: Affinity for metal salts; the affinity of the cytoplasm of cells of the reticuloendothelial system for silver carbonate stain and salts of gold and iron.

[metallo- + G. philos, fond]

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