[ ĭ-lĕk′trə-fīl′, -fĭl ]
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and that tends to accept electrons.
Words nearby electrophile
Other words from electrophilee•lec′tro•phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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