electrophile

[ ĭ-lĕktrə-fīl′, -fĭl ]

n.

A chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and that tends to accept electrons.

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Other words from electrophile

e•lec′tro•philic (-fĭlĭk) adj.
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