HyperDic: dental_amalgam

English > 1 sense of the expression dental amalgam:
NOUNsubstancedental amalgam, amalgaman alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
English > dental amalgam: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymamalgam
Broaderalloy, metalA mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
Spanishamalgama dental, amalgama
Catalanamalgama dental, amalgama

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