ionophore

ionophore

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

Origin:
1950–55; iono- + -phore

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ionophore (aɪˈɒnəˌfɔː)
 
n
a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane
 
[C20: from ion + -o- + -phore]

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ionophore i·on·o·phore (ī-ŏn'ə-fôr)
n.
Any of a group of organic compounds that form a complex with an ion and transport it across a membrane.

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