amphoteric

adjective
am·​pho·​ter·​ic | \ ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ik How to pronounce amphoteric (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphoteric. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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amphoteric

adjective
am·​pho·​ter·​ic | \ ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ik How to pronounce amphoteric (audio) \

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 How to pronounce amphoterism (audio) \ noun

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