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

nucleophilically

play \ˌnü-klē-ə-ˈfi-li-k(ə-)lē, ˌnyü-\ adverb

nucleophilicity

play \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

nucleophilically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

nucleophilicity

play \-klē-ō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

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