Definition of protonmotive in English:

protonmotive

adjective

Biochemistry Physics
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by the movement of protons in response to an electric potential gradient. Chiefly in protonmotive force.

Origin

1960s. From proton + motive.

Pronunciation

protonmotive

/ˌprəʊtɒnˈməʊtɪv/