Siderophile

Siderophile

[sid-er-uh-fahyl]
Siderophile means "iron-loving". This can refer to:

  • Siderophilic bacteria, bacteria that require or are facilitated by free iron
  • Siderophile elements, chemical elements such as iridium or gold that tend to bond with metallic iron, as described by the Goldschmidt classification
  • Siderophilia, another name for haemochromatosis, a disease in which the body accumulates too much iron

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