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lactoferrin

[lak-tuh-fer-in] /ˌlæk təˈfɛr ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a glycoprotein present in milk, especially human milk, and supplying iron to suckling infants.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; lacto- + ferr(i)- + -in2
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  • When the lactoferrin is partially full it cannot carry iron efficiently and therefore cannot do its job.

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