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Noun: acceptor  ak'sep-tu(r) or ik'sep-tu(r)
  1. (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
  2. The person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures

Derived forms: acceptors

Type of: chemical compound, compound, drawee

Encyclopedia: Acceptor