amphoteric

adjective
am·pho·ter·ic | \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ik \

Definition of amphoteric 

: partly one and partly the other specifically : capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base

First Known Use of amphoteric

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphoteric

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek amphoteros each of two, from amphō both — more at ambi-

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amphoteric

adjective
am·pho·ter·ic | \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ik \

Medical Definition of amphoteric 

: partly one and partly the other specifically : capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base

Other Words from amphoteric

amphoterism \-ˈter-ˌiz-əm \ noun

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