nucleophile

noun
nu·​cle·​o·​phile | \ ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce nucleophile (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nucleophile

: a nucleophilic substance (such as an electron-donating reagent)

First Known Use of nucleophile

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Nucleophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucleophile. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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nucleophile

noun
nu·​cleo·​phile | \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌfīl How to pronounce nucleophile (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleophile

: a nucleophilic substance (as an electron-donating reagent)

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