noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein produced in mammalian metabolism which serves to store iron in the tissues.
More example sentences
- Several detailed studies were carried out with the proteins lysozyme and ferritin.
- High concentrations of the iron carrying protein ferritin are a marker of haemochromatosis.
- These mice also had high blood levels of the iron storage protein ferritin.
Definition of ferritin in:
- The US English dictionary