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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.]
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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]
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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]
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a·mal·gam

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

 an alloy of a metal or metals—Wilkes.
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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
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amalgam

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

noun
Something produced by mixing:
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Translations
amalgam

amalgam

[əˈmælgəm] Namalgama f (of de)
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amalgam

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

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

[əˈmælgəm] namalgama m
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amalgam

n (dent) amalgama
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References in periodicals archive ?
The amalgam with 3% from zirconium oxide was analyzed separately using x-ray diffraction techniques to determine the existing phases in the amalgam alloy. The x-ray machine used was a SHIMADZU Lab X XRD-6000o, Japan) x-ray generator with copper K[alpha] radiation ([lambda] = 1.5406 A[degrees] and a nickel filter.
This makes an amalgam restoration to undergo micro leakage and subsequently secondary caries, marginal ditching and failure of restoration occur.7 Extensive use of amalgam as restorative material in dentistry began with investigations by GV Black in 1890s.8 Black extensive investigations were based on comparison of composition of amalgam alloy and its manipulative characteristics; the composition suggested by Black was 68.5% Silver, 25.5% tin, 5% gold and 1% zinc.9
Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, including liquid mercury and a powdered amalgam alloy composed primarily of silver, tin, and copper.
(21,22) In the current study, the addition of amalgam alloys improved the overall final strength of the Portland cement, however a significant increase in compressive strength was found only for the 30% spherical amalgam alloy group.
The composition of the studied alloys Density (g/ Sample Alloy Composition [cm.sub.3]) 1 GOLD Au-77%, Ag-13,5%, 16.5 Pt-1,5% 2 PALLIAG Ag-58,5%, Pd-27,4%, Cu10,5%, Au2%, 11,1 Zn1,5%, Ir-0,1% 3 GAUDENT Cu-82%, Al-9,97%, Ni-4,35, Fe-1,32%, 7,8 Mn-2,04% 4 VERASOFT Ni-53,6%, Mn-19,5%, Cr-14,5%, Cu-9,5%, 7,7 Al-1,6%, Si-1,5% 5 AMALGAM Alloy (Ag-69,7%, Sn17,7%, Cu-12%, 11,6 Zn-0,9%)(50%)+Hg50% Tab.