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siderophilins

Pronunciation: sid'er-of'i-linz

Definition: Nonheme, iron-binding proteins; there are three central classes of siderophilins: transferrin (1) (in vertebrate blood), lactoferrin (in mammalian milk and other secretions), and conalbumin or ovotransferrin (avian blood and avian egg white).

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