adjective Chemistry.

giving either of two colors, one with acids and one with alkalis.

Also am·phi·chro·mat·ic [am-fi-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-] /ˌæm fɪ kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -krə-/.

Origin of amphichroic

First recorded in 1875–80; amphi- + -chroic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for amphichroic


amphichromatic (ˌæmfɪkrəʊˈmætɪk)


producing two colours, one on reacting with an acid, the other on reacting with a base
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