ionophore

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noun ion·o·phore \ī-ˈä-nə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of ionophore

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

ionophore

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noun ion·o·phore \ī-ˈän-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of ionophore

  1. :  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

ionophorous

\ī-ə-ˈnäf-ə-rəs\play adjective

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