passive transport

noun

Definition of passive transport

: the movement of substances (as by diffusion) across a cell membrane without the expenditure of energy — compare active transport

First Known Use of passive transport

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Passive transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passive%20transport. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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