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siderophil

 [sid´er-o-fil]
2. a cell or tissue that has an affinity for iron.

sid·er·o·phil

, siderophile (sid'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl),
1. Absorbing iron. Synonym(s): siderophilous
2. A cell or tissue that contains iron.
[sidero- + G. philos, fond]

siderophil

/sid·ero·phil/ (sid´er-o-fil)
2. a siderophilous cell or tissue.

sid·er·o·phil

, siderophile (sid'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl)
1. Absorbing iron.
Synonym(s): siderophilous.
2. A cell or tissue that contains iron.
[sidero- + G. philos, fond]

siderophil

1. siderophilous.
2. a siderophilous cell or tissue.
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Examination of the samples determined that the highly siderophile elements present in the diogenite meteorites were present during formation of the rocks, which could only occur if late addition or 'accretion' of these elements after core formation had taken place.
Creaser titled "A review of the Rhenium-Osmium (Re-Os) isotope system with application to organic-rich sedimentary rocks" emphasizes the importance of the Re-Os isotope system to the direct dating of sedimentary rocks, particularly black shales in which these broadly chalcophile and siderophile elements are concentrated by reductive extraction from seawater.
The bulk of siderophiles do in fact reside in the core, yet even the lesser amounts in the mantle strike researchers as too high.
Leading models of the kind known as bulk silicate Earth (BSE) assume that the mantle and crust contain only lithophiles ("rock-loving" elements) and the core contains only siderophiles (elements that "like to be with iron").