Definition of siderophile in English:

siderophile

(also siderophil)

adjective

  • 1Histology= siderophilic.

  • 2Geology and Chemistry. Of an element: commonly found in metallic phases (sometimes specifically in association with iron) rather than combined as silicates or sulphides, and believed to have become relatively concentrated in the earth's core when the earth was molten.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Morphology. From sidero- + -phile.

Pronunciation

siderophile

/ˈsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪl/