donor
noun Etymology: Middle English donoure, from Anglo-French doneur, from Latin donator, from donare Date: 15th century 1. one that gives, donates, or presents something 2. one used as a source of biological material (as blood or an organ) 3. a. a compound capable of giving up a part (as an atom, chemical group, or subatomic particle) for combination with an acceptor b. an impurity added to a semiconductor to increase the number of mobile electrons

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  • donor — do·nor / dō nər, ˌnȯr/ n: one that gives, donates, grants, or confers something; specif: settlor Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. d …   Law dictionary

  • donor — DONÓR, donori, s.m. 1. (fiz.) Atom pentavalent care, introdus într un semiconductor, cedează electroni acceptorului. 2. (biol.) Individ care cedează celule, cromozomi etc. – Din fr. donneur, engl. donor. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.06.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • donor — mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. donour, O.Fr. doneur (Mod.Fr. donneur), from L. donatorem (nom. donator) giver, donor, agent noun from pp. stem of donare give as a gift (see DONATION (Cf. donation)). Of blood, from 1910; of organs or tissues, from 1918 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Donor — Do nor, n. [F. donneur, OF. daneor, fr. donner. See {Donee}, and cf. {Donator}.] 1. One who gives or bestows; one who confers anything gratuitously; a benefactor. Inverse of recipient. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) One who grants an estate; in later… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • donor — donor. См. донор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • dônor — m med. onaj koji daruje organ; darivatelj organa …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • donor — [n] giver of gift almsgiver, altruist, angel*, backer, benefactor, benefactress, bestower, conferrer, contributor, donator, grantor, heavy hitter*, patron, philanthropist, presenter, Santa Claus*, savior, subscriber; concept 359 …   New thesaurus

  • donor — ► NOUN 1) a person who donates. 2) a substance, molecule, etc. which provides electrons for a physical or chemical process. ORIGIN Old French doneur, from Latin donare give …   English terms dictionary

  • donor — [dō′nər, dō′nôr΄] n. [ME & Anglo Fr donour < L donator] 1. a person who donates; giver 2. one from whom blood for transfusion, tissue for grafting, etc. is taken 3. an atom that contributes a pair of electrons to another atom to form a… …   English World dictionary

  • Donor — A donor in general is a person who donates something voluntarily. Usually used to represent a form of pure altruism but sometimes used when the payment for a service is recognised by all parties as representing less than the value of the donation …   Wikipedia

  • donor — noun 1 gives a part of their body ADJECTIVE ▪ blood, bone marrow, egg, kidney, organ, sperm, etc. ▪ potential, prospective …   Collocations dictionary

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