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amalgam

noun amal·gam \ə-ˈmal-gəm\

: a combination or mixture of different things

: a mixture of mercury and other metals used for filling holes in teeth

Full Definition of AMALGAM

1
:  an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid at room temperature according to the proportion of mercury present and is used especially in making tooth cements
2
:  a mixture of different elements

Examples of AMALGAM

  1. <a church that is an amalgam of traditional and modern architectural styles>

Origin of AMALGAM

Middle English amalgame, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin amalgama
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

amalgam

noun amal·gam \ə-ˈmal-gəm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMALGAM

:  an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid at room temperature according to the proportion of mercury present and is used especially in making tooth cements

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