|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||a person who makes a donation|
|2.||med any person who voluntarily gives blood, skin, a kidney etc, for use in the treatment of another person|
|a. a person who makes a gift of property|
|b. a person who bestows upon another a power of appointment over property|
|4.||the atom supplying both electrons in a coordinate bond|
|5.||Compare acceptor an impurity, such as antimony or arsenic, that is added to a semiconductor material in order to increase its n-type conductivity by contributing free electrons|
|[C15: from Old French doneur, from Latin dōnātor, from dōnāre to give]|
donor do·nor (dō'nər)
One from whom blood, tissue, or an organ is taken for use in a transfusion or transplant.
A chemical compound that can transfer an atom, a radical, or a particle to an acceptor.
|donor (dō'nər) Pronunciation Key