- a lipid-soluble substance capable of transporting specific ions through cellular membranes.
Origin of ionophore
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- a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane
C20: from ion + -o- + -phore
- Any of a group of organic compounds that form a complex with an ion and transport it across a membrane.