Definition of protic in US English:

protic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of a solvent or other liquid medium: able to provide hydrogen atoms for protonation.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of Physical Chemistry. From prot- + -ic, after aprotic. Compare earlier amphiprotic, monoprotic, and protonic.

Pronunciation

protic

/ˈprəʊtɪk/