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siderophore

 [sid´er-o-for]
a macrophage containing hemosiderin.
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sid·er·o·phore

(sid'er-ō-fōr),
1. A large extravasated mononuclear phagocyte containing granules of hemosiderin, found in the sputum or in the lungs of patients with longstanding pulmonary congestion from left ventricular failure.
See also: heart failure cell.
2. Secreted molecule which chelates iron.
Synonym(s): siderophage
[sidero- + G. phoros, bearing]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sid·er·o·phore

(sid'ĕr-ō-fōr)
A large, extravasated, mononuclear phagocyte containing granules of hemosiderin, found in the sputum or in the lungs of people with long-standingpulmonary congestion from left ventricular failure.
Synonym(s): siderophage.
[sidero- + G. phoros, bearing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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They hypothesized that some of these genes, including those producing iron-acqusition molecules called siderophores, might be good biomarkers.
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Thirdly, Rhizobium produces Fe career compound called siderophores which tends to increase the Fe content in the rhizosphere soil [33, 34].