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amphoteric


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphoteric  \Am`pho*ter"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  both.] 
  Partly  one  and  partly  the  other  neither  acid  nor  alkaline; 
  neutral.  [R.]  --Smart. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amphoteric 
  adj  :  (chemistry)  having  characteristics  of  both  an  acid  and  a 
  base  and  capable  of  reacting  as  either  [syn:  {amphiprotic}] 
  [ant:  {acidic},  {alkaline}] 




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