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amphoteric

Pronunciation: am′fō-tār′ik

Definition: Having two opposite characteristics, especially having the capacity of reacting as either an acid or a base; Al(OH)3 Ξ H3AlO3 or an amino acid.

[G. amphoteroi (pl.), both, fr. amphō, both]

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