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

Origin and Etymology of amphoteric

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


Medical Dictionary

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

amphoterism

play \-ˈter-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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