Definitions for passive transport

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word passive transport

Princeton's WordNet

  1. passive transport(noun)

    transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required

Freebase

  1. Passive transport

    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.


Translations for passive transport

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for passive transport »

Translation

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?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"passive transport." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/passive transport>.

Are we missing a good definition for passive transport? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for passive transport:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.