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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
amphoteric \am`pho*ter"ic\ ([a^]m`f[-o]*t[e^]r"[i^]k), a. [Gr.
1. Partly one and partly the other
2. Especially: (Chem.) Having both acidic and basic groups
within the same molecule, and consequently neither acid
nor alkaline; neutral. [R.] --Smart.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having characteristics of both an acid and a base and
capable of reacting as either [syn: amphoteric,
amphiprotic] [ant: acidic, alkalic, alkaline]
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