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do·nor / ˈdōnər/ • n. a person who donates something, esp. money to a fund or charity: an anonymous donor has given $25 | [as adj.] loans from rich donor countries. ∎  a person who provides blood for transfusion, semen for insemination, or an organ or tissue for transplantation. ∎  Chem. an atom or molecule that provides electrons in forming a coordinate bond. ∎  Physics an impurity atom in a semiconductor that contributes a conducting electron to the material.

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1. (in surgery) An individual whose tissues or organs are transferred to another (the recipient). Donors may provide blood for transfusion or a kidney or heart for transplantation.

2. (in genetics) A cell that contributes genetic material for insertion into another cell, for example to produce a transgenic cell by genetic engineering.

3. (in chemistry) A chemical species (e.g. a molecule, group, or atom) that donates electrons, atoms, or groups to another chemical species.

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donor (doh-ner) n. a person who makes his own tissues or organs available for use by someone else. For example, a donor may provide blood for transfusion or a kidney for transplantation. d. insemination see artificial insemination.

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The party conferring a power. One who makes a gift. One who creates a trust.

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donor The bacterium from which the chromosome migrates during conjugation.

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donor see DONATE.

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donor See GRAFT.

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