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Definition of "nucleophilic" [nucleophilic]

  • Of, or relating to a nucleophile (adjective)

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Use "nucleophilic" in a sentence
  • "Reactions resulting from this type of attraction are called nucleophilic substitution."
  • "Once decarboxylated, tryptamine (step 2) is dimethylated by S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM) via nucleophilic attack."
  • "A nucleophilic molecule like the oxygen on the phosphate group will form a covalent bond with close to all of the hypothesized prebiotic molecules in that scenario."