Pronunciation: nū′klē-ō-fil′, -fīl
- The electron pair donor atom in a chemical reaction in which a pair of electrons is picked up by an electrophil; any reagent or substance that is attracted to a region of low electron density.
- Relating to a nucleophil.
[nucleo- + G. philos, fond]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.