electrophilic


elec·tro·phil·ic

adjective \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfi-lik\

Definition of ELECTROPHILIC

1
of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for electrons :  being an electron acceptor
2
:  involving an electrophilic species <an electrophilic reaction> — compare nucleophilic
elec·tro·phi·lic·ity \-trō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of ELECTROPHILIC

1933

elec·tro·phil·ic

adjective \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfil-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELECTROPHILIC

1
of an atom, ion, or molecule : having an affinity for electrons : being an electron acceptor <electrophilic reagents>
2
: involving an electrophilic atom, ion, or molecule <an electrophilic reaction>
elec·tro·phi·lic·ity \-trō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\ noun, plural elec·tro·phi·lic·ities

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