acceptor[ak sep′tər, ək-]
- one who accepts; specif., a person who signs a promise to pay a draft or bill of exchange
- Chem. an atom that receives a pair of electrons from another atom to form a covalent bond with it
- Electronics an impurity, as gallium or boron, added to a semiconductor crystal to make a p-type semiconductor
Origin of acceptorClassical Latin
- also ac·cept·er One who signs a draft or bill of exchange.
- Chemistry An atom that accepts or incorporates a part from a donor, especially an atom that incorporates electrons to form a bond with another atom.
- One who accepts.
- (law, commerce) One who accepts a draft or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
- (chemistry) An atom or molecule which can accept an electron to form a chemical bond.
- (biochemistry) A transfer RNA molecule that can accept a specific amino acid
- (physics) A chemical acceptor atom forming a positive hole in a semiconductor.
accept + -or