[ ahy-on-uh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ aɪˈɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
a lipid-soluble substance capable of transporting specific ions through cellular membranes.
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Words nearby ionophore
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British Dictionary definitions for ionophore
/ (aɪˈɒnəˌfɔː) /
a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane
Word Origin for ionophore
C20: from ion + -o- + -phore
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Medical definitions for ionophore
[ ī-ŏn′ə-fôr ]
Any of a group of organic compounds that form a complex with an ion and transport it across a membrane.
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