amphoterism

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amphoterism am·pho·ter·ism (ām'fə-těr'ĭz'əm, ām-fŏt'ə-rĭz'əm)
n.
The quality of exhibiting the characteristics of an acid and a base and having the capacity to react either as an acid or a base.

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