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electron transport chain (s) (noun), electron transport chains (pl)
1. A series of electron carriers which occurs within certain membranes; such as, the mitochondrial membrane, and produces energy for a cell.
2. The final common pathway of biological oxidation, the series of electron carriers in the inner mitochondrial membrane which pass electrons from reduced co-enzymes to molecular oxygen via sequential redox (oxidation-reduction) reactions coupled to proton transport, generating energy for biological processes.
This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 53) trans-, tran-, tra- (page 3)