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NOUN (1)

1. 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;
[syn: amalgam, dental amalgam]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dental amalgam n 1: 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 [syn: amalgam, dental amalgam]