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shut·tle

(shŭt'ĕl),
A going back and forth regularly; used in respect to certain transport processes across a biomembrane.

shuttle

Space medicine
Any of the five—Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour—reusable spacecraft that carried personnel and equipment into orbit, providing platform of the cutting-edge research critical in constructing the largest structure in space, the International Space Station. The first mission was launched in April 1981; the last space shuttle mission, STS-135, ended in July 2011.

shuttle

(shŭt′l)
To transport an object back and forth; in cell biology or biochemistry, to carry a molecule repeatedly across a cell membrane.
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