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a·mal·gam

 (ə-măl′gəm)
n.
1. Any of various alloys of mercury with other metals, especially:
a. An alloy of mercury and silver used in dental fillings.
b. An alloy of mercury and tin used in silvering mirrors.
2. A combination of diverse elements; a mixture: an amalgam of strength, reputation, and commitment to ethical principles.

[Middle English, from Old French amalgame, from Medieval Latin amalgama, probably ultimately from Greek malagma, soft mass.]

amalgam

(əˈmælɡəm)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) an alloy of mercury with another metal, esp with silver: dental amalgam.
2. (Minerals) a rare white metallic mineral that consists of silver and mercury and occurs in deposits of silver and cinnabar
3. a blend or combination
[C15: from Medieval Latin amalgama, of obscure origin]

a•mal•gam

(əˈmæl gəm)

n.
1. an alloy of mercury with another metal or metals.
2. an alloy chiefly of silver mixed with mercury and variable amounts of other metals, used as a dental filling.
3. a mixture or combination.
[1425–75; < Middle French < Medieval Latin amalgama]

a·mal·gam

(ə-măl′gəm)
An alloy of mercury and another metal, especially silver, commonly used in dental fillings.

Amalgam

 an alloy of a metal or metals—Wilkes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teethamalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
2.amalgam - a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

amalgam

noun combination, mixture, compound, blend, union, composite, fusion, alloy, amalgamation, meld, admixture I tend to make my characters an amalgam of several people.

amalgam

noun
Something produced by mixing:
Translations
amalgam

amalgam

[əˈmælgəm] Namalgama f (of de)

amalgam

[əˈmælgəm] n (= mixture) → amalgame m
an amalgam of → un amalgame de amalgam filling

amalgam

nAmalgam nt; (fig also)Gemisch nt, → Mischung f

amalgam

[əˈmælgəm] namalgama m

amalgam

n (dent) amalgama
References in classic literature ?
They are coiners on a large scale, and have used the machine to form the amalgam which has taken the place of silver.
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Until now, the jury has been out on whether newer composite resin fillings are as durable as traditional amalgam fillings, which have been in use for more than 150 years but which contain mercury, a toxic metal.
8,9 Mercury contained in amalgam is thought to cause congenital defects but evidence suggests that the amount of mercury vapor released from amalgam restorationsthat is 1-3u - is far lower than the toxic level.
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All safety procedures related to the storage of Hg and amalgam waste should be rigorously followed in dentistry since some studies have shown that no solution completely prevents the release of the mercury vapor to the environment (Moreira & Jesus, 2013).
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The RAMVAC brand of vacuums and compressors are manufactured by DentalEZ[R], while Solmetex is the premier manufacturer of the Hg5 line of amalgam separators.
found that symptoms associated with amalgam toxicity match those that characterize chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) including abnormal fatigue after physical exertion, muscular discomfort and pain, impaired memory and concentration, impaired sleep, depression, and GI problems.
The civil society organizations call the call the government to make it an immediate priority to stop the use of mercury amalgam in the treatment of children and pregnant women at the earliest time possible.
Mercury from amalgam then can make its way into the environment in a number of ways, including through discharge to water bodies.