acceptor

noun ac·cep·tor \ ik-ˈsep-tər , ak- \

Definition of acceptor

1 : accepter 1
2 : one that accepts an order or a bill of exchange
3 : an atom, molecule, or subatomic particle capable of receiving another entity (such as an electron) especially to form a compound — compare donor 3a

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Origin and Etymology of acceptor

Middle English acceptour (in the phrase acceptour of persones, translation of the Vulgate phrase personarum acceptor—Acts 10:34), borrowed from Latin acceptor, from accipere "to take, receive" + -tor, agent suffix — more at accept


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acceptor

noun ac·cep·tor \ ik-ˈsep-tər, ak- \

medical Definition of acceptor

: 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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