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aquaporin

Pronunciation: ak-kwă-pōr′in

Definition: A member of a family of transmembrane channel proteins found in epithelial membranes that serve to regulate transepithelial water movement in tissues involved in body fluid homeostasis.

[L aqua, water, + porus, channel, pore, + -in]

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