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acceptor

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noun ac·cep·tor \ik-ˈsep-tər, ak-\

Definition of acceptor

  1. 1 :  accepter 1

  2. 2 :  one that accepts an order or a bill of exchange

  3. 3 :  an atom, molecule, or subatomic particle capable of receiving another entity (as an electron) especially to form a compound — compare donor 3a



14th Century

First Known Use of acceptor

14th century


Medical Dictionary

acceptor

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noun ac·cep·tor \ik-ˈsep-tər, ak-\

Medical Definition of acceptor

  1. :  an atom, molecule, or subatomic particle capable of receiving another entity (as an electron) especially to form a compound—compare donor 2




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of acceptor Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about acceptor


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