adj. Chem. able to react as a base and an acid.
Etymology: Gk amphoteros compar. of ampho both

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  • amphoteric — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek amphoteros each of two, from amphō both more at ambi Date: circa 1849 partly one and partly the other; specifically capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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