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siderophile

[sid-er-uh-fahyl] /ˈsɪd ər əˌfaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
2.
Geology. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.
noun
3.
a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.
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  • The low siderophile content indicates its pristine composition with no meteorite contribution.

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