nucleophilic


nu·cle·o·phil·ic

adjective \ˌnü-klē-ə-ˈfi-lik, ˌnyü-\

Definition of NUCLEOPHILIC

1
of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for atomic nuclei :  being an electron donor
2
:  involving a nucleophilic species <a nucleophilic reaction> — compare electrophilic
nu·cle·o·phil·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
nu·cle·o·phi·lic·i·ty \-klē-ō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of NUCLEOPHILIC

1933

nu·cleo·phil·ic

adjective \ˌn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˈfil-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUCLEOPHILIC

1
of an atom, ion, or molecule : having an affinity for atomic nuclei : being an electron donor
2
: involving a nucleophilic species <a nucleophilic reaction>
nu·cleo·phil·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
nu·cleo·phi·lic·i·ty \-klē-ō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\ noun, plural nu·cleo·phi·lic·i·ties

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