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Meaning of AMPHOTERIC

Pronunciation:  `amfu'terik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (chemistry) having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
 

AMPHOTERIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amphiprotic
 
 Antonyms: acidic, alkalic, alkaline
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am`pho*ter"ic\, a. [Gr. ? both.]
Partly one and partly the other; neither acid nor alkaline;
neutral. [R.] --Smart.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Refers to a molecule or atom that is capable of accepting or donating protons and thus can serve as an acid or a base.
 

 

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