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ionophore

[ahy-on-uh-fawr, -fohr]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a lipid-soluble substance capable of transporting specific ions through cellular membranes.

Origin of ionophore

First recorded in 1950–55; iono- + -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for ionophore

ionophore

noun
  1. a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane

Word Origin

C20: from ion + -o- + -phore
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ionophore in Medicine

ionophore

(ī-ŏnə-fôr)
n.
  1. Any of a group of organic compounds that form a complex with an ion and transport it across a membrane.
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