adaptor

A protein complex associated with coated vesicles. Adaptors have been shown to promote the in vitro assembly of clathrin cages and to bind to the cytoplasmic domains of specific membrane proteins. It has been proposed that adaptors link selected membrane proteins to clathrin causing them to be packaged into a coated vesicle. Two adaptors have been identified (HA-1 and HA-2); they are hetero-tetramers composed of two proteins of 100-110 kD, termed … ...

Adaptor

A fitting that unites different types of pipe together, e.g. ABS to cast iron pipe.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20933

adaptor

<molecular biology> Short synthetic oligonucleotide strands that have one stickyend and oneblunt end, the blunt ends join to the blunt end of a DNA fragment, forming a new fragment with two sticky ends that can be more easily spliced into a vector. ... (13 Oct 1997) ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

Adaptor

A fitting that unites different types of pipe together, e.g. ABS to cast iron pipe.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20844

adaptor

a portable accessory constructed as an integral unit incorporating both a plug portion and one or more socket-outlet portions
Found on http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=442-03-19

Adaptor

An adaptor was a 1920's tail of hair made in a strip about 15 cm wide with macrame running through it, and worn as an extension to give short hair the appearance of being longer.
Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/PA.HTM

adaptor

an intermediate device to provide for attachments such as special accessories, special mounting means or special interconnecting means
Found on http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=581-05-02

Adaptor

On a sewing machine, an adaptor is used to change your sewing foot easily.
Found on http://www.thesewingdictionary.com/
No exact match found