ionophore


ion·o·phore

noun \ī-ˈä-nə-ˌfr\

Definition of IONOPHORE

:  a compound that facilitates transmission of an ion (as of calcium) across a lipid barrier (as in a cell membrane) by combining with the ion or by increasing the permeability of the barrier to it

First Known Use of IONOPHORE

circa 1955

ion·o·phore

noun \ī-ˈän-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌf(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IONOPHORE

: a compound that facilitates transmission of an ion (as of calcium) across a lipid barrier (as in a plasma membrane) by combining with the ion or by increasing the permeability of the barrier to it
io·noph·or·ous \ī-ə-ˈnäf-ə-rəs\ adjective

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