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electrophilic

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adjective elec·tro·phil·ic \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfi-lik\

Definition of electrophilic

  1. 1 of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for electrons :  being an electron acceptor

  2. 2 :  involving an electrophilic species <an electrophilic reaction> — compare nucleophilic

elec·tro·phi·lic·ity play \-trō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun


1933

First Known Use of electrophilic

1933


Medical Dictionary

electrophilic

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adjective elec·tro·phil·ic \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfil-ik\

Medical Definition of electrophilic

  1. 1of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for electrons :  being an electron acceptor <electrophilic reagents>

  2. 2:  involving an electrophilic atom, ion, or molecule <an electrophilic reaction>

  3. elec·tro·phi·lic·ity \-trō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\play noun, plural elec·tro·phi·lic·ities




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