Share this entry
lactoferrin Syllabification: lac·to·fer·rin
Pronunciation: /ˌlaktōˈferən/

Definition of lactoferrin in English:


A protein present in milk and other secretions, with bactericidal and iron-binding properties.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, research on preneoplastic colonic mucosa of UC patients has demonstrated immunoreactivity to the major iron-binding proteins, lactoferrin, transferrin, and ferritin.
  • The components of whey include beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, lactoperoxidase enzymes, glycomacropeptides, lactose, and minerals.
  • A month before, another study showed - for the first time ever that a milk protein known as lactoferrin appears to cause rapid bone growth.
Definition of lactoferrin in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources