amphoteric /ˌamfəˈtɛrɪk/

a

I. adjective


[Chemistry] (of a compound, especially a metal oxide or hydroxide) able to react both as a base and as an acid.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek amphoteros, comparative of amphō ‘both’, + -ic.

Add Comment

By Oxford

Oxford

Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.