electrophilic

adjective
elec·​tro·​phil·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce electrophilic (audio) \

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

Other Words from electrophilic

electrophilicity \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​fi-​ˈli-​sə-​tē How to pronounce electrophilic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of electrophilic

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electrophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophilic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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electrophilic

adjective
elec·​tro·​phil·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce electrophilic (audio) \

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

Other Words from electrophilic

electrophilicity \ -​trō-​fil-​ˈis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce electrophilic (audio) \ noun, plural electrophillicities

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