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ionophore

[ahy-on-uh-fawr, -fohr] /aɪˈɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a lipid-soluble substance capable of transporting specific ions through cellular membranes.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; iono- + -phore
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ionophore

/aɪˈɒnəˌfɔː/
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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ionophores in Medicine

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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