[ nōō′klē-ə-fīl′ ]
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to nuclei and tends to donate or share electrons.
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Other words from nucleophilenu′cle•o•phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
Words nearby nucleophile
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