pronucleophile etymology

English word pronucleophile comes from English pro-, English nucleophile

Detailed word origin of pronucleophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pro- English (eng) Agreeing with; supporting; favouring. Substituting for Earlier; prior. In front of. Rudimentary.
nucleophile English (eng) (chemistry) A compound or functional group that is attractive to centres of positive charge, and donates electrons, especially donating an electron pair to an electrophile to form a bond.
pronucleophile English (eng) (chemistry) A compound or group that is readily converted into a nucleophile.

Words with the same origin as pronucleophile

Descendants of pro-
prostate prostitute