de·fer·ox·amine .dē-fə-'räk-sə-.mēn n a chelator that is used in the form of its mesylate C25H48N6O8·CH4O3S as an antidote to iron poisoning or overload

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de·fer·ox·amine (de″fər-oksґə-mēn) a chelating agent, isolated from Streptomyces pilosus, which binds with iron to form a soluble complex. Called also desferrioxamine.

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