siderophile

siderophile
\\ˈsidərəˌfīl\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sider- + -phile
: having so little affinity for oxygen and sulfur that in a molten mass the greatest concentration (as of an element) would be found in the metallic phase (as in the iron of a blast furnace) — compare chalcophile, oxyphile

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/sid"euhr euh fuyl'/, adj.
1. (of a cell or tissue) having an affinity for iron.
2. Geol. (of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for metallic iron.
n.
3. a siderophile element, tissue, or cell.
[SIDERO-1 + -PHILE]

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sidˈerophile noun (geology)
An element with an affinity for iron, whose geochemical distribution is influenced by this property (also adjective)
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Main Entry:sidero-

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