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nucleophilic

[noo-klee-uh-fil-ik, nyoo-] /ˌnu kli əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌnyu-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or relating to electron contribution in covalent bonding (opposed to electrophilic).
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; nucleo- + -philic
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nucleophile
[noo-klee-uh-fahyl, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli əˌfaɪl, ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nucleophile

nucleophilic

/ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) having or involving an affinity for positive charge. Nucleophilic reagents (nucleophiles) are molecules, atoms, and ions that behave as electron donors Compare electrophilic
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nucleophile in Medicine

nucleophile nu·cle·o·phile (nōō'klē-ə-fīl', nyōō'-) or nu·cle·o·phil (-fĭl')
n.
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to nuclei and tends to donate or share electrons.


nu'cle·o·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.
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