chemiosmotic

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adjective chemi·os·mot·ic \ˌke-mē-äz-ˈmä-tik, ˌkē-\

Definition of chemiosmotic

  1. :  relating to or being a theory that seeks to explain the mechanism of ATP formation in oxidative phosphorylation by mitochondria and chloroplasts without recourse to the formation of high-energy intermediates by postulating the formation of an energy gradient of hydrogen ions across the organelle membranes that results in the reversible movement of hydrogen ions to the outside and is generated by electron transport or the activity of electron carriers

First Known Use of chemiosmotic

1957


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chemiosmotic

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adjective chemi·os·mot·ic \ˌkem-ē-äz-ˈmät-ik\

Medical Definition of chemiosmotic

  1. :  relating to or being a hypothesis that seeks to explain the mechanism of ATP formation in oxidative phosphorylation by mitochondria and chloroplasts without recourse to the formation of high-energy intermediates by postulating the formation of an energy gradient of hydrogen ions across the organelle membranes that results in the reversible movement of hydrogen ions to the outside and is generated by electron transport or the activity of electron carriers


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