co·​trans·​port·​er (ˌ)kō-tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər How to pronounce cotransporter (audio)
plural cotransporters
: a specialized protein of cell membranes that mediates cotransport
Phosphate travels against an electrochemical gradient from the urine into the proximal tubular epithelial cells, primarily through the activity of a sodium-phosphate cotransporterHenry M. Kronenberg

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First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cotransporter was in 1980

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“Cotransporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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