electrophile

noun
elec·​tro·​phile | \ i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce electrophile (audio) \

Definition of electrophile

: an electrophilic substance (such as an electron-accepting reagent)

First Known Use of electrophile

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrophile was in 1906

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“Electrophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophile. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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electrophile

noun
elec·​tro·​phile | \ i-ˈlek-trə-ˌfīl How to pronounce electrophile (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrophile

: an electrophilic substance (as an electron-accepting reagent)

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