Meaning of electrophilic

e•lec•tro•phil•ic

Pronunciation: (i-lek"tru-fil'ik), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  1. of or pertaining to electron acceptance in covalent bonding (opposed to nucleophilic).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.