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Meaning of DENTAL AMALGAM

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 Synonyms: amalgam
 
 See Also: alloy, metal

 

 

 

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