cotransporter

noun
co·​trans·​port·​er | \ (ˌ)kō-tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tər How to pronounce cotransporter (audio) , -ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯr-tər \
plural cotransporters

Definition of cotransporter

: 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 cotransporter— Henry M. Kronenberg

First Known Use of cotransporter

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Cotransporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotransporter. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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