nucleophile /nooh"klee euh fuyl', nyooh"-/, n.
/nooh'klee euh fil"ik, nyooh'-/, adj. Chem.
of or pertaining to electron contribution in covalent bonding (opposed to electrophilic).
[1930-35; NUCLEO- + -PHILIC]

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