amphiprotic

adjective
having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
Syn: ↑amphoteric
Ant: ↑acidic (for: ↑amphoteric), ↑alkaline (for: ↑amphoteric)
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science

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\\|amfə|prōd.ik\ adjective
Etymology: amphi- + proton + -ic

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amphiprotic /am-fi-prōˈtik/ (chem)
adjective
Having both protophilic (basic) and protogenic (acidic) properties
ORIGIN:amphi- and ↑proto-

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