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See also: sidérophile
siderophile (plural siderophiles)
- (chemistry, geology) In the Goldschmidt classification, an element that forms alloys easily with iron and is concentrated in the Earth's core.
- A siderophile element, tissue, or cell.
- (of a cell or tissue) Having an affinity for iron.
- (geology) Having an affinity for metallic iron.