active transport

noun

Definition of active transport

  1. :  the movement of a chemical substance by the expenditure of energy against a gradient in concentration or in electrical potential across a plasma membrane — compare passive transport

1922

First Known Use of active transport

1922


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active transport

noun

Medical Definition of active transport

  1. :  movement of a chemical substance by the expenditure of energy against a gradient in concentration or electrical potential across a plasma membrane


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