from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. Any of a family of iron-carrying globular protein complexes consisting of 24 protein subunits.
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- n. a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen; it is one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body
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