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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."
EU Regulation 2017/852 on mercury was introduced for environmental reasons rather than any relating to the patient safety of amalgam (silver) fillings used in dentistry.
Aesthetics - some patients find gold more pleasing to the eye than silver amalgam fillings.
Interestingly, in the existing literature authors have not found studies assessing symptoms of RLS as a potential manifestation of Hg toxicity in relationship to amalgam fillings use.
The notification issued in this regard has pleaded 'not to prefer and the restriction of mercury dental amalgam for children below the age 15 years and pregnant women in the country.'
2-1/2018- Director (Inst) issued on Thursday, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination has directed all the health departments in four provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan not to prefer or restrict the dental mercury amalgam fillings for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
An advisory issued by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has directed the health departments of all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to restrict or to not prefer the use of mercury amalgam dental fillings for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
This was disclosed during the stakeholders briefing on the need to phase out dental amalgam in Edo State, themed 'Towards mercury free dentistry in Edo State,' held in Benin City, on Saturday.
It also restricts amalgam fillings for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
The aim of this study was to compare mean shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets on sandblasted versus diamond bur roughened amalgam surfaces.
In many countries, mercury dental amalgam use has already been banned, restricted or discouraged, for children below 12 years of age and pregnant women/breast-feeding mothers.
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