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[ahy-on-uh-fawr, -fohr] /aɪˈɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/

noun, Biochemistry.
a lipid-soluble substance capable of transporting specific ions through cellular membranes.
a chemical compound capable of forming a complex with an ion and transporting it through a biological membrane

ionophore i·on·o·phore (ī-ŏn’ə-fôr)
Any of a group of organic compounds that form a complex with an ion and transport it across a membrane.


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