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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-i-tn]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪ tn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-i-tn]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪ tn/

Definitions of ferritin word

  • noun ferritin an amber-colored, crystalline protein, found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that consists of apoferritin combined with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex and that stores iron for use in metabolism. 1
  • noun ferritin A protein produced in mammalian metabolism which serves to store iron in the tissues. 1
  • noun ferritin a protein that contains iron and plays a part in the storage of iron in the body. It occurs in the liver and spleen 0
  • noun ferritin an iron-storing protein found in certain body tissue 0

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Origin of ferritin

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40; ferrite + -in2

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ferritin popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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