Definition of siderophilic in US English:

siderophilic

adjective

  • 1Histology. Taking up a histological stain specific for iron.

  • 2Geology and Chemistry= siderophile.

Origin

Early 20th century. From sidero- + -philic.

Pronunciation

siderophilic

/ˌsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/