Amphichroic
Amphichroic Am`phi*chro"ic, a. [Gr. 'amfi` + ? color.] (Chem.) Exhibiting or producing two colors, as substances which in the color test may change red litmus to blue and blue litmus to red. [1913 Webster]

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  • amphichroic — [am΄fi krō′ik] adj. [< AMPHI + Gr chroma, color (see CHROME) + IC] Chem. exhibiting either of two colors under varying conditions, as litmus …   English World dictionary

  • amphichroic — /am fi kroh ik/, adj. Chem. giving either of two colors, one with acids and one with alkalis. Also, amphichromatic /am fi kroh mat ik, kreuh /. [1875 80; AMPHI + CHROIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphichroic — SYN: amphichromatic. * * * am·phi·chro·ic (am″fĭ kroґik) [amphi + Gr. chrōma color] exhibiting two colors; affecting both red and blue litmus …   Medical dictionary

  • amphichroic —   a. producing two colours.    ♦ amphichrome, n. such a plant.    ♦ amphichrom, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • amphichroic — /am fi kroh ik/, adj. Chem. giving either of two colors, one with acids and one with alkalis. Also, amphichromatic /am fi kroh mat ik, kreuh /. [1875 80; AMPHI + CHROIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphichromatic — Having the property of exhibiting either of two colors; e.g., litmus, an a. pigment that is red in acids and blue in alkalis. SYN: amphichroic. [amphi + G. chroma, color] * * * am·phi·chro·mat·ic (am″fĭ kro matґik) amphichroic …   Medical dictionary

  • am|phi|chro|mat|ic — «AM fuh kroh MAT ihk», adjective. = amphichroic. (Cf. ↑amphichroic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphichromatic — (or amphichroic) substances give one colour on reaction with an acid and another colour on reaction with a base. All acid base indicators are amphichromatic in nature.References*Penguin Science Dictionary 1994, Penguin Books …   Wikipedia

  • am|phi|chro|ic — «AM fuh KROH ihk», adjective. reacting to an acid or an alkali by change of color, as litmus paper. Amphichroic substances are valuable for chemical tests. ╂[< amphi + Greek chroiá color + English ic] …   Useful english dictionary

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