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Definition of the noun amalgam

What does amalgam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amalgams

  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
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of amalgam: dental amalgam
    • more generic words: 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
  2. a combination or blend of diverse things
    • example: his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: combination = a collection of things that have been combined

Alternative definition of the noun amalgam


  1. A combination of different things
  2. [metallurgy] An alloy containing mercury


  1. Amalgam is an Australian alternative rock band.
  2. Amalgam is a musical group.


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Amalgam is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe, a hero who is known to go through the timestream and absorb the traits of dying mutants, so that part of them can still carry on the quest for mutantkind. She first appeared in Uncanny X-Men Annual #16. This was also the issue in which she offered Archangel "The Choice;" a decision to allow her to absorb the mutant's features. She is considered a future version of the X-Men Rogue, having the same power, similar outfit, and appearance.


  1. Amalgam: In dentistry, amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings. It commonly consists of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Dental amalgams were first documented in a Tang Dynasty medical text written by Su Kung in 659, and appeared in Germany in 1528. In the 1800s, amalgam became the dental restorative material of choice due to its low cost, ease of application, strength, and durability.
    • also known as Amalgam table, dental amalgam
  2. Amalgam: An alloy, typically a mix of silver, tin, and mercury, used in direct dental restorations.

Phrases with Amalgam

  1. Amalgam tattoo
  2. dental amalgam
  3. Sodium amalgam

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amalgam

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Google previewCraig's Restorative Dental Materials - Elsevieron VitalSource (2012)

by Ronald L. Sakaguchi, John M. Powers

An amalgam is an alloy of mercury and one or more other metals. Dental amalgam is...

Google previewA Clinical Guide to Applied Dental Materials (2012)

by Stephen J. Bonsor, Gavin Pearson

SUMMARY l Dental amalgam has a proven track record as an excellent dental restoration and is still widely used, particularly where economic factors are paramount as it is a relatively cheap material. l Dental amalgam is a very ' forgiving'; ...



Dental amalgam is an alloy made by mixing mercury with a sliver-tin dental amalgam alloy (Ag-Sn). Amalgam alloy is a silver-tin alloy to which varying amounts of Copper (Cu) and small amounts of zinc (Zn) have been added. Low copper ...

Google previewDiagnostic Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck (2009)

by Douglas R. Gnepp

Amalgam is a combination of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and, sometimes, zinc. The mercury usually constitutes half of the mixture and rarely produces obvious tissue necrosis despite its rather high level of toxicity in other settings. Overall ...

Google previewCanyon Ranch 30 Days to a Better Brain (2014)

A Groundbreaking Program for Improving Your Memory, Concentration, Mood, and Overall Well-Being by Richard Carmona

Dental amalgam is the largest contributor of neurotoxic mercury exposure and affects more than 120 million Americans. Mercury has been the most studied and most closely linked heavy metal that affects brain health, yet the symptoms cover a ...

Google previewTransactions of the Indiana State Dental Association (1886)

you will find that an alloy is a mixture of two or more metals by fusion, and an amalgam is a mass of metals made cohesive by the mixture of mercury. The rule for ...

Google previewDental Materials - Elsevieron VitalSource (2014)

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists by Carol Dixon Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, William F. Bird

Dental amalgam is a combination or amalgamation of metals, mostly silver alloy powders and mercury. Its ease of manipulation, good clinical durability, and low cost have made it a popular material that has been used for hundreds of millions ...

Google previewThe Dish Keepers of Honest House (2010)

by Hélène Andorre Hinson Staley

' AMALGAM is an alloy of mercury mixed with other ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

An instrument used to transfer amalgam alloy to a tooth cavity. It has a hollow working end at an angle to the long axis of the instrument through which amalgam is expelled by a plunger mechanism. It may be made of metal or plastic; the inside ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

amalgam alveolar crest, n See crest, alveolar. alveolar crest group, n a portion of the alveodental ligament that originates in the alveolar crest and fans out to insert into the cervical cementum. alveolar process, n See process, alveolar. alveolar ...

Google previewElectrochemical Dictionary (2012)

by Allen J. Bard, György Inzelt, Fritz Scholz

Amalgam because the distance that the radiation travels through the atmosphere is 1.5 times the distance that it travels when the sun is at zenith. AM1. 5 is considered a satisfactory standard for characterization of photovoltaic devices used ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

amalgam /əmal′′gəm/ [ Gk, malagma, soft mass], 1. a mixture or combination. 2. an alloy of mercury, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

amalgam /əmal′′gəm/ [Gk, malagma, soft mass], 1. a mixture or combination. 2. an alloy of mercury, silver, and other metals commonly used ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

amalgam /ۑmalމgۑm/[Gk, malagma, soft mass], 1. a mixture or combination. 2. an alloy of mercury, silver and other metals commonly used as a dental filling. 3. an alloy, usually made with mercury ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

amalgam tattoo alveoloplasty /alvē′′əlōplas′ tē/, surgical reconstruction and smoothing of the alveolar process or dental ridge.

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary - Elsevieron VitalSource (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

amalgam Mercury- containing alloy which becomes a soft silvery paste on mixing and later hardens. See alsoalloy. A. carrier. Metal or plastic instrument used to convey amalgam, in its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes (1900)

Containing Over 6400 Receipts by William Brisbane Dick

Copper' amalgam is best obtained by tirst precipitating metallic copper in a fine state of division from a solution of 2 ounces of blue...

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