What does amphoteric mean?

amphoteric meaning in General Dictionary

Partly one and partially one other neither acid nor alkaline basic

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  • having qualities of both an acid and a base and effective at reacting as either
  • Partly one and partially the other; neither acid nor alkaline; basic.

amphoteric meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"neither acid nor alkaline," 1832, from Greek amphoteros "each or both of two," variant of amphi-.

amphoteric meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

the home of having the capability to respond as an acid, base, or casein.

amphoteric meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) partially one and partially another; neither acid nor alkaline; simple.