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ac·cep·tor

 (ăk-sĕp′tər)
n.
1. also ac·cept·er One who signs a draft or bill of exchange.
2. 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.

acceptor

(əkˈsɛptə)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) commerce the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature
2. (Electronics) electronics Also called: acceptor impurity an impurity, such as gallium, added to a semiconductor material to increase its p-type conductivity by increasing the number of holes in the semiconductor. Compare donor5
3. (Electronics) electronics a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency
4. (Chemistry) chem the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond

ac•cep•tor

(ækˈsɛp tər)

n.
1. one that accepts; accepter.
2. a person who acccepts for payment a draft or bill of exchange.
3. an atom that receives a pair of electrons to form a chemical bond.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acceptor - (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donatedacceptor - (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.acceptor - the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it maturesacceptor - the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
drawee - the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment
Translations

acceptor

[əkˈseptəʳ] Naceptador(a) m/f (Comm) → aceptante mf
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Several interactions were observed with the DNA such as hydrogen acceptor interaction with DA20 nucleotide and hydrogen donor with DA18 nucleotide.
Pharmacophore model on histone deacetylase (HDAC) with known hydroxamic acids and cyclic peptides shows four pharmacophore features: one hydrogen acceptor and one hydrophobic and two aromatic rings [17] and in the study with known hydroxamic acids, benzamides, and biphenyl derivatives on HDAC [40] three pharmacophore features were shown: hydrogen acceptors, hydrogen donors, and hydrophobic aromatic ring.
Molecular oxygen is necessary to act as the hydrogen acceptor in the first reaction of sterol biosynthesis, the folding of the precursor compound into the sterol form, catalyzed by squalene oxidase.