electrophilic

adjective
elec·tro·phil·ic | \ 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

Other words from electrophilic

electrophilicity \i-ˌlek-trō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē \ noun

First Known Use of electrophilic

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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electrophilic

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

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 \ noun plural electrophillicities

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