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acceptor

 [ak-sep´ter]
a substance that unites with another substance.
hydrogen acceptor the molecule accepting hydrogen in an oxidation-reduction reaction.

ac·cep·tor

(ak-sep'ter),
1. A compound that will take up a chemical group (for example, an amine, methyl, or carbamoyl group) from another compound (the donor); under the action of alanine transaminase, l-glutamate is an amine donor whereas pyruvate is an amine acceptor.
2. A receptor that binds a hormone.
3. A drug-binding receptor that has no identified endogenase ligand.
[L. ac-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to accept]

ac·cep·tor

(ak-sept'ŏr)
A compound that will take up a chemical group (e.g., an amine group, a methyl group, a carbamoyl group) from another compound (the donor).
[L. ac-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to accept]
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In CMDOS, since all of the respondents were acceptors of contraceptive methods, all of them had the knowledge of at least one method.
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The resulting structure decreased the FRET activity, increasing the intensity of donor dye's emission while reducing the intensity of the acceptor dye's emission; hence increasing R3.
Both MS3 and TY3 are typical D-[pi]-A structures; the donor and the n-bridge are the amino donor and the acetylene bridge, and the acceptor is benzoic acid.
They also typically use fullerenes as the acceptor material due to its high electron mobility and inherent talent for accepting stable electrons.
Research from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows energy is transferred more efficiently inside complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when donor molecules, align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor.
Many of the potential device applications, however, require both donor and acceptor doping, and growth of reproducible and stable p-type ZnO has been difficult to achieve.
The main structure comprises of fluorene as electron acceptor and thiophene as electron donor in order to increase the electron mobility.
The reagent comprises a surface to which is linked an enzyme donor fragment through a protease recognition sequence, where the enzyme donor fragment complexes with an enzyme acceptor fragment to form an active indicator enzyme when the enzyme donor fragment is cleaved from said surface.