nucleophilic

adjective
nu·cle·o·phil·ic | \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

Other Words from nucleophilic

nucleophilically \ˌnü-klē-ə-ˈfi-li-k(ə-)lē, ˌnyü- \ adverb
nucleophilicity \ˌnü-klē-ō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē, ˌnyü- \ noun

First Known Use of nucleophilic

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nucleophilic

adjective
nu·cleo·phil·ic | \ˌn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˈfil-ik \

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

Other Words from nucleophilic

nucleophilically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
nucleophilicity \-klē-ō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē \ noun plural -ties

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