transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required
Passive transport is a movement of biochemicals and other atomic or molecular substances across membranes. Unlike active transport, it does not require an input of chemical energy, being driven by the growth of entropy of the system. The rate of passive transport depends on the permeability of the cell membrane, which, in turn, depends on the organization and characteristics of the membrane lipids and proteins. The four main kinds of passive transport are diffusion, facilitated diffusion, filtration and osmosis.
The numerical value of passive transport in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of passive transport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Images & Illustrations of passive transport
Translations for passive transport
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for passive transport »
Find a translation for the passive transport definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these passive transport definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"passive transport." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/passive transport>.