electrophile e·lec·tro·phile (ĭ-lěk’trə-fīl’, -fĭl) or e·lec·tro·phil (-fĭl)
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and that tends to accept electrons.
e·lec’tro·phil’ic (-fĭl’ĭk) adj.
[ih-lek-truh-fil-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈfɪl ɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or relating to acceptance in covalent bonding (opposed to ). /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈfɪlɪk/ adjective 1. (chem) having or involving an affinity for negative charge. Electrophilic reagents (electrophiles) are atoms, molecules, and ions that behave as electron acceptors Compare nucleophilic
noun a fear of electricity
/ɪˈlɛktrəˌfəʊn/ noun 1. (music) any instrument whose sound is produced by the oscillation of an electric current, such as an electronic organ, synthesizer, etc
[ih-lek-troh-fuh-rees] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ fəˈris/ verb (used with object), electrophoresed, electrophoresing. Physical Chemistry. 1. to subject (a colloidal solution) to electrophoresis.